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Bilateral Relations

  • Brunei Darussalam and New Zealand established diplomatic relations on 5 May 1984.
  • Bilateral relations between Brunei Darussalam and New Zealand are good and friendly with cooperation trade, health, education and defence.

Recent visits to New Zealand

26-28 March 2013

State Visit by His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.

28 July – 1 Aug 2012

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade II YB Pehin Dato Lim Jock Seng II made a working visit.

11 – 13 June 2012Deputy Minister of Defence Dato Mustappa Sirat made a working visit.


Recent visits to Brunei

30 June – 2 July 2013

Visit by Minister of Foreign Affairs The Hon. Murray McCully to attend the 20th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) / 3rd East Asia Summit Foreign Minister’s Meeting (EAS FMM) and ASEAN-New Zealand Ministerial meeting.

16-22 August 2013

Visit by Minister of Trade The Hon. Tim Groser to attend the 45th ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) Meeting

9 Oct 2013

Visit by Prime Minister John Key to attend the 8th East Asia Summit.

Trade between Brunei and Japan

B$ ('000 )201120122013
Imports to New Zealand18,88111,34913,147
Exports to New Zealand563,009825,187585,777

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