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Diplomatic relations were established on 1 May 1990. The Embassy of Brunei Darussalam in Abu Dhabi was set up in December 2009. His Excellency Pengiran Mustapa bin Pengiran Aliuddin is the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Brunei Darussalam to Kuwait. Kuwait's Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam is His Excellency Dr Fahd Mashary Al Thafiri.


His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam made State Visits to Kuwait in February 1994, April 2009 and May 2015. His Majesty the Sultan was also in Kuwait for the 1st ACD Summit in October 2012. His Highness Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah made a State Visit to Brunei Darussalam in October 2016. An Official Visits to Kuwait by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office, was held in August 2010 and March 2014.


Brunei Darussalam and Kuwait signed the following MOUs/Agreements:

  • Memorandum of Understanding in the Field of Higher Education and Scientific Research (11 October 2016)
  • Memorandum of Understanding on Tourism Cooperation(11 October 2016)
  • Agreement on Mutual Exemption of Visa for Holders of Diplomatic, Special and Official Passports (11 October 2016)
  • Protocol Amending the Agreement on the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income (11 October 2016)
  • MOU on Establishing a Joint Commission for Cooperation (11 October 2016)
  • MOU between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Brunei Darussalam and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait on Training (11 October 2016)
  • MOU in the Field of Investment (18 May 2015)
  • MOU on the Aeronautical Authorities (9 April 2009)
  • Agreement on the Reciprocal Promotion and Protection of Investments (13 April 2009)
  • MOU on Oil and Gas Cooperation (13 April 2009)
  • MOU on Bilateral Consultation between both Foreign Ministries (25 July 2008)
  • Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation, and Agreement on Trade were signed (25 July 2008)
  • Air Services Agreement (14 Nov 1994)

The following are Brunei Darussalam's trade statistics on imports and exports with Kuwait:

Year Imports (B$ '000) Exports (B$ '000)
2012 5 121
2013 6 63
2014 6 31
2015 16 79,005
2016 0.025 195

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