Brunei–France relations

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Brunei–France relations
Map indicating locations of Brunei and France

Brunei

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]

History[edit]

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

Economic relations[edit]

In 2011, trade between the two countries reached 10 million.[2] Both companies from Brunei and France also explore opportunities in oil and gas industry,[3] and French companies seeks to explore a possible joint ventures with Bruneian partners.[4] In aviation, the Royal Brunei Airlines (RBA) has signed a 12-year engineering partnership agreement with Air France–KLM.[5]

Security relations[edit]

There is also a defence co-operation between Brunei and France since the signing of a memorandum of understanding in 1999.[6]

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Brunei-France Relations". Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Brunei). Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Economic relations". France Diplomatie. 22 August 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  3. ^ Siti Hajar & Khal Baharulalam (26 November 2013). "FRENCH, BRUNEI COMPANIES MEET TO EXPLORE OPPORTUNITIES IN OIL & GAS INDUSTRY". BruDirect. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  4. ^ Koo Jin Shen (25 November 2013). "French companies seek joint ventures with Brunei partners". The Brunei Times. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  5. ^ Steven Thompson (18 June 2013). "Royal Brunei Airlines signs $75m engineering deal with Air France-KLM". Routes News. Archived from the original on 6 March 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  6. ^ "BRUNEI-FRANCE SEEK WAYS TO STRENGTHEN BILATERAL RELATIONS". Ministry of Defence Brunei Darussalam. 8 July 2010. Archived from the original on 24 February 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2014.