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  • Brunei Darussalam (BD) and Malaysia established diplomatic on 5 May 1984. 2019 will mark the 35th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic relations.

  • BD and NZ enjoy cooperation in the areas of education, defence, trade and investment and health. Both sides are actively exploring new ways to enhance cooperation into other mutually beneficial areas such as Ease of Doing Business, Halal industry, agriculture and human resource development.

High-Level Visits to New Zealand:

Mar 2013

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam made a State Visit to Wellington, New Zealand.

Feb 2016 

Visit of Pehin Lim Jock Seng, the then-Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade to attend the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement

Dec 2016Working Visit of Pehin Lim Jock Seng, then-Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Pehin Yasmin, then-Minister of Energy and Industry at the Prime Minister’s Office
Feb 2018                       
Working Visit of officials to attend the 1st APEC Business Council (ABAC) 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand

 Visits to Brunei

Oct 2010

State Visit of the Rt. Hon. Sir Anand Satyanand, Governor General of New Zealand and Lady Susan

Oct 2013Visit of then Prime Minister John Key to attend the East Asia Summit (EAS). 
May 2013General Tea Banh, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of National Defence attended the 7th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting.

Apr 2016

Visit of New Zealand General Peter Te Aroha Emile Kelly, Chief of Army of the New Zealand Defence Force to BD. During the visit, he met with Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Major General Dato Paduka Seri Mohd Tawih bin Abdullah, Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) and First Admiral (Rtd) Dato Seri Pahlawan Abdul Aziz bin Haji Mohd Tamit, Deputy Minister of Defence

Mar 2017Goodwill Visit of HMNZS Endeavour. This was led by Commander Martin Doolan, Commanding Officer, HMNZS Endeavour plus 14 officers and 39 enlisted on board the HMNZS Endeavour. 

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