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7th India-Brunei Foreign Office Consultations

June 24, 2019

The 7th Foreign Office Consultations between India and Brunei Darussalam was held on 24th June, 2019 in New Delhi. The Indian side was led by Smt. Vijay Thakur Singh, Secretary(East) and Brunei side was led by Mrs. Hajah Siti Norishan Haji Abdul Ghafor, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Brunei Government.

The consultations provided an opportunity to review the entire gamut of bilateral relations, including political, trade and investment, defence, cultural and people to people contact. The two sides also exchanged views on regional and multilateral issues.

Both sides expressed satisfaction on the regular political level exchanges and the current state of relationship and cooperation . They agreed to explore cooperation in energy, health and pharmaceuticals, higher education and agricultural sectors. A presentation was made to the Brunei delegation on investment opportunities in India. It was decided to convene the next round of Consultations in Brunei on mutually agreed dates.

Brunei is an important partner of India under the framework of Act East Policy and in the Indo-Pacific region. Both sides work closely in regional and multilateral fora including ASEAN and UN.

New Delhi
June 24, 2019

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