Brunei Darussalam gives priority to its membership and cooperation within ASEAN since it a member, as an organisation that encourages discussion and cooperation as well as achieving consensus among members and regional partners. ASEAN plays a significant role in making the region among the stable and harmonious regions. The Second Minister of Foreign Affairs stressed that, collectively with other ASEAN countries, Brunei Darussalam can play a huge role in international and regional matters. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Erywan explained the matter while deliberating the Ministry of Defence's allocation, which also touched on the country's preparation to chair next year's ASEAN Summit.
Yang Berhormat said that next year, Brunei Darussalam once again will chair the ASEAN Summit. In this regard, the country will be able to show its capability in organising the international standard meeting effectively. This is the opportunity to foster relations among the ASEAN member countries and dialogue partners, to collaborate with one another in achieving mutual objectives as well as to show and promote the country as a peaceful and harmonious country where its people live in harmony with each other and also to promote potential as an investment and tourism destination. It is also an opportunity for the citizens and the public to further understand and appreciate the meaning of becoming part of ASEAN Community which is oriented and focused on the interests of the people. In making preparations for the upcoming ASEAN 2021, the ASEAN National Committee 2021 was established last year together with the Working Committee to commence the preparation from the substantive and logistic aspects in ensuring the summit and meetings at various levels that will be held in Brunei Darussalam will run smoothly and accordingly.
Source: Radio Television Brunei