His Majesty's Commonwealth Day message
Bandar Seri Begawan - As the main foundations to building a successful entrepreneur are education and training, His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in a Commonwealth Day message said the Government of Brunei Darussalam will continue to provide full access to education for the people to develop their talents and realise their full potential.
His Majesty added that Brunei will continue to emphasise the need to create new sources of economic prosperity in line with 'Wawasan 2035', providing opportunities for every citizen to improve their standard of living.
Following is the full text of His Majesty's Commonwealth Day message: "My people and I are pleased to join fellow members in celebrating Commonwealth Day. This year's Commonwealth Day theme of 'Opportunity through Enterprise', directs our attention to one of the most important challenges facing governments, particularly in developing countries.
"We are delighted that the Commonwealth is committed to helping members establish the most favourable conditions for our young people to develop through entrepreneurship. In Brunei Darussalam, we continue to emphasise the need to create new sources of economic prosperity. This is set out in our 'National Vision 2035' or 'Wawasan 2035' which includes providing opportunities for every citizen to improve their standard of living.
"The close cooperation and networking of the Commonwealth communities, provides our young entrepreneurs with more opportunities to explore. In this regard, I am happy to note that the Commonwealth-Asia Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs (CAAYE) successfully held its Interim and Year-End Summits last year, in Kuala Lumpur and Mumbai respectively.
"The main foundations to building a successful entrepreneur are education and training. My Government will continue our commitment to provide full access to education to our people, thereby allowing them to develop their talents and to reach their full potential. In line with this commitment, Brunei Darussalam has also supported the Commonwealth's efforts to encourage enterprise through various programmes and activities under the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Co-operation and the Commonwealth Youth Programme on Youth Entrepreneurship Training.
"We are pleased that the Commonwealth Charter has emphasised the importance of youth development and empowerment through employment and entrepreneurship. In such essential work, Brunei Darussalam continues to offer its friendship and cooperation to all members in moving forward to build a peaceful and prosperous future together."--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin