Brunei–France relations

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Brunei–France relations
Map indicating locations of Brunei and France



Brunei–France relations refers to bilateral foreign relations between Brunei and France. Brunei has an embassy in Paris, and France has an embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan.[1]


Relations between the two countries has been established since 8 May 1984.[1][2] In 1996, His Majesty Hassanal Bolkiah made a first state visit to France to promoted exchanges visits between officials of the two countries.[1][2]

Economic relations[edit]

In 2011, trade between the two countries reached 10 million.[3] Both companies from Brunei and France also explore opportunities in oil and gas industry,[4] and French companies seeks to explore a possible joint ventures with Bruneian partners.[5] In aviation, the Royal Brunei Airlines (RBA) has signed a 12-year engineering partnership agreement with Air France–KLM.[6]

Security relations[edit]

There is also a defence cooperation between Brunei and France since the signing of an memorandum of understanding in 1999.[7]

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Brunei-France Relations". Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Brunei). Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Ibp Usa; International Business Publications, USA (7 February 2007). Brunei: Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Muizzaddin Waddaulah Handbook. Int'l Business Publications. pp. 176–. ISBN 978-1-4330-0444-5. 
  3. ^ "Economic relations". France Diplomatie. 22 August 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Siti Hajar & Khal Baharulalam (26 November 2013). "FRENCH, BRUNEI COMPANIES MEET TO EXPLORE OPPORTUNITIES IN OIL & GAS INDUSTRY". BruDirect. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  5. ^ Koo Jin Shen (25 November 2013). "French companies seek joint ventures with Brunei partners". The Brunei Times. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  6. ^ Steven Thompson (18 June 2013). "Royal Brunei Airlines signs $75m engineering deal with Air France-KLM". Routes News. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "BRUNEI-FRANCE SEEK WAYS TO STRENGTHEN BILATERAL RELATIONS". Ministry of Defence Brunei Darussalam. 8 July 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2014.