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Brunei Darussalam and Indonesia established diplomatic relations on 1 January 1984.

Recent Visits to Indonesia

8 – 9 November 2012        

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam attended the 5th Bali Democracy Forum in Bali.

7 – 10 November 2012

Deputy Minister of Defence Dato Mustappa Sirat attended the INDO DEFENCE 2012 Expo and Forum in Jakarta.

28 November – 1 December 2012

Minister of Communication Pehin Dato Abdullah Bakar attended the 18th ASEAN Transport Ministers Meeting in Bali.

3 – 7 December 2012

Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Datin Hjh Adina Othman attended the 4thMinisterial Conference on the Role of Women in Development of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Member States in Jakarta.

Recent Visits to Brunei

23 September 2012

Edhie Baskoro Yudhoyono and Siti Ruby Aliya Rajasa, son and daughter-in-law of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono attended the Royal Wedding of HRH Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah

2 October 2012

Minister of Social Affairs Salim Segaf Al Jufri attended the 5th Meeting of East Asia Ministerial Forum on Families.

15 October 2012

General Edhie Wibowo, Army Chief of Staff attended the 13th ASEAN Chiefs of Army Multilateral Meeting.

14 – 16 July 2012       

Minister of Education Prof. Dr. Muhammad Nuh and spouse, Ibu Laely Rahmawati Muhammad Nuh attended His Majesty’s 66th Birthday celebration.

Bilateral Relations

  • Bilateral cooperation is mainly focused in the area of trade and investment, defence, education, health and labour.
  •       The Second Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation (JCBC) was held on 18 July 2011 in Bali. Brunei is expected to host the Third Meeting.



Trade between Brunei and the Republic of Indonesia




1st & 2nd Quarter 2012

Imports  ( B$ '000 )




Exports  ( B$ '000 )







 Agreements/ MOUs signed

  • 18 July 2011: MOU on Diplomatic Education and Training between Ministries of Foreign Affairs of both countries.
  • 18 July 2011: Agreement on Consular Notification and Consular Assistance.
  • 4 May 2011: MOU between Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) and Institut Studi Islam Darussalam (ISID), Gondor.
  • 24 February 2011: MOU on Agriculture Cooperation.
  • 24 February 2011: Letter of Intent on Marine and Fisheries Cooperation.
  • 1 March 2010: MOU on Education Cooperation between Yogyakarta State University and Seameo Voctech Regional Centre.
  • 17 December 2008: MOU on Cooperation in the Exchange of Information related to Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism.
  • 22 April 2008: MOU on Cultural Cooperation.
  • 27 February 2000: Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement (DTA).
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