Bandar Seri Begawan - The United States welcomes His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam to meet with US President Barack Obama in Washington DC on March 12 to discuss shared interests and strengthen bilateral relations between the two nations.
The US President is committed to supporting multilateral cooperation, peace, and economic growth with Brunei and other Asean countries.
The US President looks forward to discussions with His Majesty regarding the October East Asia Summit, the US-Asean Summit, economic issues, and other topics of mutual concern.
"The meeting of President Obama and His Majesty underscores the deepening of US-Brunei relations. Our two nations have increased collaboration in many areas, including education, security cooperation, and energy. The number of Bruneians studying in the US has tripled, the United States will be deploying naval assets for the ADMM+ exercise in Brunei this June, and the United States, Brunei and Indonesia initiated the US-Asia Pacific Comprehensive Partnership for a Sustainable Energy Future (USACEP) earlier this year," US Embassy Chargé d'Affaires Melinda Pavek said.
US Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Daniel Shields is in Washington DC to participate in the meeting between President Obama and His Majesty. His Majesty's previous visits to the United States included attendance at high-level meetings for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) held in Hawaii in 2011 and the Asean-US Leaders Meeting held in New York in 2010. In 2011, His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office, made an official Washington DC visit to take part in discussions at the Pentagon and other government institutions to enhance military relations.--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin