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Brunei–France relations


Brunei–France relations

Brunei–France relations
Map indicating locations of Brunei and France



Brunei–France relations refers to bilateral foreign relations between Brunei and France. Brunei has an embassy in Paris, and France has an embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan.[1]


  • History 1
  • Economic relations 2
  • Security relations 3
  • Further reading 4
  • References 5


Relations between the two countries has been established since 8 May 1984.[1] In 1996, His Majesty Hassanal Bolkiah made a first state visit to France to promoted exchanges visits between officials of the two countries.[1]

Economic relations

In 2011, trade between the two countries reached 10 million.[2] Both companies from Brunei and France also explore opportunities in oil and gas industry,[3] and French companies seeks to explore a possible joint ventures with Bruneian partners.[4] In aviation, the Royal Brunei Airlines (RBA) has signed a 12-year engineering partnership agreement with Air France–KLM.[5]

Security relations

There is also a defence co-operation between Brunei and France since the signing of an memorandum of understanding in 1999.[6]

Further reading

  • JDWC MEETING WITH FRANCE Ministry of Defence Brunei Darussalam


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