This year marks the 35th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Brunei Darussalam and the United States of America in the modern era, relations that now encompass cooperation across a full range of diplomatic, economic and security issues. This was highlighted by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Brunei Darussalam at a reception in conjunction with the 243rd Independence Day of the United States of America Celebration, 3rd July night.
Representing Brunei Darussalam was Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman, Minister of Education. His Excellency Matthew John Matthews in his speech emphasized that the people-to-people connections that energize and create special meaning in the relationship between Brunei Darussalam and the United States. Bruneians and Americans also enhance the relationship through education such as Bruneians attending U.S. educational institutions, to students training to be pilots training at vocational schools. The event included a collaborative project between Universiti Brunei Darussalam and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the United States.
Source: Radio Television Brunei