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Political relations

France is one of the few European countries, alongside Germany and the UK, to have an embassy in the country. Brunei opened a diplomatic mission in Paris in July 1989, with a resident ambassador since September 1991. The Sultan paid a state visit to France in December 1996, followed by several working visits to Paris. The Sultan made a further official visit to France in June 2008. He also met with the President of the Republic in October 2008 during the ASEM Summit in Beijing, for which France and Brunei were coordinators.

In June 2006, bilateral relations were also marked by the Crown Prince HRH Al-Muhtadee Billah Bolkiah’s working visit to France, meeting with the President of the Republic.

Updated on 22.08.12


  • Summit of the Association of Caribbean States (28-30.04.14)

    The 6th Summit of the Association of Caribbean States took place from April 28 to 30 in Mérida, Mexico. It marked the 20th anniversary of this regional organization of which France has been an associate member since it was established in 1994.

  • Presidency of the African Union in 2014 (30.01.14)

    France warmly congratulates Mauritanian President, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, on his election as chairman of the African Union in 2014. It expresses its full trust in the new chairman and wishes him every success in carrying out his mandate.



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