Diplomatic relations between Brunei Darussalam and the Republic of France have developed over the years and continue to grow from strength to strength. This was among the matters stated by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of France to Brunei Darussalam during the French National Day reception. The function took place on 12th July night at the Empire Hotel and Country Club in Jerudong.
Representing the Government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam at the reception was Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Mohammed Isham bin Haji Jaafar, Minister of Health. His Excellency Christian Ramage in his speech also conveyed Birthday greetings to His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam. The function was also held to commemorate the 130th birthday of the Eiffel Tower and the 230th anniversary of the French Revolution.
Source: Radio Television Brunei