His Majesty in his titah stated that this year is another milestone in the history of relations with the People's Republic of China as this year marks the 30th anniversary of ASEAN-China dialogue relations as well as the establishment of diplomatic relations between Brunei Darussalam and People's Republic of China.
Brunei Darussalam, as the Chair of ASEAN for 2021, and its theme, "We Care, We Prepare, We Prosper" affirms ASEAN's collective commitment with the goal of ensuring that the whole ASEAN Community can sustainably prosper under the ASEAN Economic Community through Brunei Darussalam's 13 Priority Economic Deliverables to achieve this objective. His Majesty also stated that the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, RCEP last year will advance international trade cooperation, but it will also help to strengthen regional recovery efforts.
His Majesty further added that the Belt and Road Initiative would revitalise economy, and contribute to regional connectivity, as well as present opportunities in many areas and through sub-regional fora such as BIMP-EAGA. Before concluding the titah, His Majesty looked forward to the continuous strengthening of ASEAN-China cooperation to maximise the prospects and efforts towards achieving regional sustainable economic growth.
Source: Radio Television Brunei