Saudi Ambassador to the Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam Hisham bin Abdulwahab Zaraah stressed that the visit paid by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to the Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam is a foundation stone to enhance the relations between the two countries at different levels and fields thanks to Saudi Arabia's religious, political and economic weight and well-established relations with all countries worldwide, which contribute to achieving stability and peace in the world.
Ambassador Hisham added that King Salaman's visit to Brunei is an important historical event as it is the first visit paid by a Saudi king since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1992, pointing out that the visit will enhance bilateral cooperation to serve the interest of the peoples of the two countries.
He added that the Sultanate of Brunei is strategically located, a member of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and an influential and stable member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which makes Brunei important to Saudi Arabia, especially regarding attracting investments and supporting the Kingdom’s partnership with ASEAN, which will contribute to achieving Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030.
The Ambassador pointed out that the leaderships of the two countries have similar views and visions, particularly on issues such as maintaining international security, achieving stability and prosperity, rejecting extremism and fighting terrorism with the aim of promoting values of tolerance and coexistence to achieve the aspirations of the peoples.
It is worth mentioning that a delegation from Brunei's Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College paid a 5-day visit to Umm Al Qura University in 1433 AH. The visit included a meeting with the UQU President, a tour of the UQU facilities and colleges, and a visit to The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Institute for Hajj and Umrah Research and Institute of Arabic Language for Non-Native Speakers.