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Socialist  Republic of ​Viet Nam



Bilateral Relations

  • Brunei Darussalam and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam established diplomatic relations on 29 February 1992.

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Recent Visits to Viet Nam

April 2010


HRH Princess Hajah Masna, Ambassador at-Large attended the inauguration ceremony of the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) and the Third ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC).

July 2010


HRH Princess Hajah Masna, Ambassador at-Large attended the Southeast Asian Nuclear Weapons Free Zone (SEANWFZ) Commission and the Fourth Meeting of the ASEAN Political and Security Council in Hanoi.


19 – 23 July 2010HRH Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, attended the 43rd ASEAN Ministerial Meeting, Post Ministerial Conference and 17th ASEAN Regional Forum in Hanoi.

Recent Visits to Brunei


7 Feb 2012


Official Visit of H.E. Pham Binh Minh, Deputy Prime Minister

26–27 April 2012


H.E. Pham Binh Minh, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, attended the 19th ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting.

27–29 Nov 2012 State Visit of H.E. President Truong Tan Sang.
11 April 2013 H.E. Pham Binh Minh, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, attended the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) in Brunei.
24–25 April 2013H.E. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung attended the 22nd ASEAN Summit. 
29 – 1 July 2013H.E. Pham Binh Minh, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, attended the 46th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting/Post Ministerial Conference (AMM/PMC) in Brunei.
1 – 3 July 2013H.E. Pham Binh Minh, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, attended the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF).
9 – 10 October 2013H.E. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and H.E. Pham Binh Minh, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, attended the 23rd ASEAN Summit and other related meetings.


Trade between Brunei and Viet Nam


B$ thousand2010201120122013
Exports to Vietnam8,986236,348739,024752,878
Imports from Vietnam7,4429,17914,00712,961



Bilateral Consultative Meetings (BCM) / Joint Commission (JC)

  • 4 meetings at the senior officials' level have taken place:
  • 16 Oct 2000, Hanoi;
  • 19 Mar 2007, Hanoi;
  • 8 Nov 2007, BSB; and
  • 19-20 May 2009, Hanoi;

     

Labour Cooperation

  • As of August 2014: There are approximately 700 Vietnamese nationals working in the retail and construction sectors in Brunei.  


    Agreements / MOUs
  • 9-10 April 2014: MOU on Education Cooperation between Brunei's Ministry of Education and Vietnam's Ministry of Education and Training.

     
  • 17 May 2013: MOU on Agriculture and Fisheries Cooperation between Brunei's Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources and Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. 

     
  • 27 November 2012: MOU between Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) and State Bank of Vietnam (SBV).    

     
  • 27 November 2012: MOU on Oil and Gas Cooperation between PetroleumBRUNEI and PetroVietnam.

     
  • 28 November 2012: Agreement of Sales Crude Oil between Brunei Shell and PetroVietnam Oil Singapore (PVOSN).      

     
  • 28 November 2012: Agreement of Cooperation between the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Brunei Darussalam (NCCIBD) and Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI).

     

    Education Cooperation
  • 2014: 11 Vietnamese students in UBD


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