At the 4th ASEAN-Russia Summit, His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam as ASEAN Chair for 2021 in his titah notes that the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for all countries to work through multilateral processes in order to achieve common goals. The Monarch adds that the ASEAN-led processes have provided a platform for constructive engagement between countries. His Majesty summarised by expressing belief that ASEAN and Russia would build a solid and enduring partnership that would continue to grow in strength in the years to come. His Majesty in his titah also highlights that this year marks the 30th anniversary of ASEAN-Russia Dialogue Relations, which coincides with the 30th anniversary of Brunei-Russia bilateral relations.
Meanwhile, His Excellency Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation in his remarks emphasized that ASEAN-Russia relations are strategic in nature, demonstrated by accumulated experience in cooperation and agreements in political, economic, social and humanitarian spheres. Russia remains committed to promote mutually beneficial cooperation in the Asia Pacific; strengthen security and stability; and encourage trade.
His Excellency Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia then delivered the ASEAN Common Statement as Country Coordinator for ASEAN-Russia Dialogue Relations which promoted building a close and robust partnership to address common issues; encouraged trade and investment opportunities in the areas of food and agriculture, transport, energy, tourism and technology; and supported human resource developments in the region.
Source: Radio Television Brunei