Brunei–South Korea relations

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Brunei–South Korea relations
Map indicating locations of Brunei and South Korea


South Korea

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


South Korea established diplomatic relations with Brunei on 1 June 1984 right after the country gained independence from the United Kingdom on 1 January on that year.[1][2] In 2012, the Bruneian Minister of Education attended the fifth Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and made a working visit to South Korea.[1] While on the same year, the Korean Deputy Minister of Construction and Water Resources Policy visit Brunei.[1]

Economic relations[edit]

Currently, many Korean companies has operating and investing in Brunei.[3] Several memorandum of understanding (MoU) on agricultures and fisheries were also been signed.[3] Beside that, both countries also working on in the areas of information technology and tourism.[2][4] South Korea also keen on helping Bruneians to promote their small and medium enterprises (SME) products in the tourism sector.[5] Some South Korean cosmetics companies has interested in working with Brunei to manufacture halal cosmetics for the regional market and other South Korean companies such as on food also uses Brunei halal certification by establishing relations with the Brunei halal companies to export their food products to the Middle East.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b c d "Brunei-South Korea Relations". Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Brunei). Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Na Jeong-ju (31 May 2009). "Brunei Seeks Stronger IT Partnership With Seoul". The Korea Times. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Wi Tack-whan, Limb Jae-un (10 October 2013). "President Park holds summit with Sultan of Brunei". Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Azlan Othman (10 October 2013). "BRUNEI ENJOYS STURDY BILATERAL TIES WITH JAPAN & SOUTH KOREA". BruDirect. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  5. ^ Sally Piri (29 October 2013). "Brunei, S Korea need to expand areas of cooperation". The Brunei Times. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  6. ^ salama (12 December 2012). "Brunei: Korean firms interested in making halal cosmetics". Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  7. ^ salama (20 April 2013). "Korea open to Brunei halal certification". Retrieved 15 February 2014.