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Brunei Darussalam and the Republic of Korea (ROK) had established diplomatic relations on 1 June 1984.
ROK had set up its Consulate General in Bandar Seri Begawan on 15 September 1983 but was raised to an Ambassadorial Level on 1 January 1984.

Recent visits to the Republic of Korea

21-23 May 2012

YB Pehin Dato Haji Abu Bakar Apong, Minister of Education attended the fifth Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Education Ministers Meeting and made a working visit to ROK.

29 – 30 August 2012

YB Pehin Dato Yahya Bakar, Minister of Industry and Primary Resources attended the Special ASEAN-ROK Ministerial Meeting on Forestry.

30 October - 1 November 2012

Datin Hjh Adina Othman, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports attended the UN ESCAP High Level Inter-Governmental Meeting on the Final Review of the Implementation of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons, 2003-2012 in Songdo, Incheon.

3 – 5 Dec 2012

Dato Mustappa Sirat, Deputy Minister of Defence on a working visit.

Recent visits to Brunei

15-16 October 2012

The Deputy Minister of Construction & Water Resources Policy, Kim Kyung-sik.

13-15 March 2011

Working Visit by Young Soo-gil, Special Envoy of President Lee Myung-bak.

Bilateral Relations

  • Brunei and the ROK share extensive cooperation in economic and trade, agriculture, education, culture and youth, ICT and tourism.
  • Brunei participated in an Expo held on 12 May – 12 August 2012 in Yeosu and has its own pavilion with the theme: Forest to Reefs: Sustainable Bio-diversity.
  • Mr. Goh Kiat Chun, Chairman of Palm Garden Hotel and Fitness Zone Centre was appointed by the Korean government as the Goodwill Ambassador for Public Diplomacy on 9 October 2012.
  • The 4th Brunei – ROK Policy Consultative Meeting (PCM) was held in Seoul on 8 July 2011.

Trade between Brunei and the Republic of Korea



1st & 2nd Quarter 2012

Imports (B$ '000)




Exports (B$ '000)




Agreements/MOUs signed

  • 29 March 2012: MOU between Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) and UBD.
  • 19 December 2011: MOU on Cooperation in Agricultural Technology between MIPR and Gyeong-Sang-Buk-Do Agriculture Research and Extension Services.
  • 25 November 2010: MOU between UBD and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).
  • 2 October 2010: A Letter Agreement between the Ministry of Education (MOE) and Korean company Booyoung Co. Ltd. for the Donation of Digital Pianos for Brunei Darussalam Schools.
  • 7 August 2010: MOU on Cooperation in the Area of E-Government between the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and ROK Ministry of Public Administration and Security (MOPAS).
  • 31 January 2008: An agreement between Brunei Gas Carriers Sendirian Berhad (BGC) and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Company Limited (DSME).
  • August 2004: MOU on Air Services.
  • 14 November 2000: An Agreement on the Promotion and Protection of Investment .

Embassy of Brunei Darussalam

39-1 Cheongun-dong
(133 Jahamun-gil),
Jongro-gu, Seoul,
Republic Of Korea 110-030
Tel: (82) 2 790 1078/9
Fax: (82) 2 790 1084 

Embassy of the Republic of Korea

No. 17, Simpang 462.
Kg. Sungai Hanching Baru,
Jalan Muara, BSB, BC2115,
Brunei Darussalam
Tel: (673) 2330248/ 49 / 50
Fax: (673) 2330254 


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