BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN): Brunei Darussalam was the fourth country to a receive vaccine donation from China when the Sinopharm vaccine arrived in the Sultanate on Feb 9.
The donation reflects the ties between the leaders of the two countries, said Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Brunei Darussalam Yu Hong on Sunday (Feb 28).
“The donation of the Sinopharm vaccine shows the strong long-term friendship and mutual trust between both countries and that China is a true friend, ” she said during the Brunei Fuzhou Shiyyi Association’s Chinese New Year celebration at the association’s building in Jalan Berakas.
The ambassador also said 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Brunei Darussalam and China.
“It is a year worth looking forward to, in terms of the relations between the two countries, ” she said.
The envoy added, “In January 2021, Chinese State Councillor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi visited Brunei and co-chaired the second meeting of the Joint Steering Committee between the two governments with Brunei Darussalam’s Minister of Foreign Affairs II.
“The year 2020 was an extraordinary year of mutual assistance. At the beginning of the year, the two countries held the first meeting of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Steering Committee.
"The two parties jointly held the opening ceremony of the Brunei-China Year of Tourism. In September, Chinese State Councillor and Defence Minister Wei Fenghe visited Brunei.” - Borneo Bulletin/Asia News Network