The cooperation between Macao and Brunei continued to play a part in strengthening Brunei-China relations.
China’s Ambassador to Brunei Yu Hong highlighted this at a reception to mark the 20th anniversary of Macao’s return to the republic, outlining several developments that happened throughout the year.
“In September this year, a delegation from China’s Ministry of Commerce with businessmen from Macao made a visit to Brunei. They also hosted a joint mainland China-Macao investment promotion to explore cooperation opportunities for China-Brunei infrastructure,” she said.
“In March, the office of the Commissioner of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Macao invited the Brunei-Muara District Officer to the city and the Guangdong province, showing him the various development opportunities available in the area,” she added.
The ambassador expressed her expectation of seeing more changes and collaboration, especially after Brunei’s national flight carrier Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) resumed direct flights to Beijing.
Additionally, she also shared that the China-Brunei joint venture Hengyi PMB petrochemical project is now in smooth operation.
Macao was a trading port leased to Portugal in the 16th century, who then continued to rule the post for more than 400 years, until its return to China in 1999.
Since its return, Macao continued to be developed as China’s special administrative region that promotes stability, prosperity and harmony – it also became one of the world fast-growing economies as of today.
The Bruneian | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN