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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, April 1. /TASS/. Brunei values development of ties with Russia in spheres of defense, energy and trade, Sultan of Brunei Darussalam Hassanal Bolkiah said on Saturday in an exclusive interview with TASS.
"Russia is an important partner to Brunei and we value the continuous efforts to strengthen and expand our ties in various spheres, such as energy, education and cultural exchanges, the Sultan said. "I am also happy that Brunei-Darussalam and Russia have worked together in regional and international cooperation," he added.
"There is a lot of potential for bilateral relationship to be further enhanced. We very much value the Russian people’s friendship and we welcome you to visit Brunei," the Sultan said.
Hassanal Bolkiah will celebrate the 50th anniversary from the time of being proclaimed as the Sultan of Brunei. The interview with TASS is a unique one because it has become the first one in fifty years of his personal interaction with global mass media representatives.