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Brunei–United States relations

Brunei–United States relations
Map indicating locations of Brunei and United States


United States

Brunei–United States relations date from the 19th century. On 6 April 1845, the USS Constitution visited Brunei. The two countries concluded a Treaty of Peace, Friendship, Commerce and Navigation in 1850, which remains in force today. The United States maintained a consulate in Brunei from 1865 to 1867.


  • Diplomatic visits 1
  • History 2
  • Principal US Embassy officials 3
  • Diplomatic missions 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Diplomatic visits

In 2013 Brunei chair ASEAN meeting. President Obama was supposed on state visit Brunei, however due to USA government shut down, Secretary State of USA John Kerry replaced Obama instead.

Few months later, His Majesty of Brunei on state visit to USA and meet Obama. After few months, Sultan of Brunei introduced Sharia Penal Code in Brunei.


The US welcomed Brunei Darussalam's full independence from the United Kingdom on 1 January 1984, and opened an embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan on that date. Brunei opened its embassy in Washington, D.C. in March 1984. Brunei's armed forces engage in joint exercises, training programs, and other military co-operation with the US A memorandum of understanding on defence co-operation was signed on 29 November 1994. The Sultan of Brunei visited Washington in December 2002.

Principal US Embassy officials

Diplomatic missions

The US Embassy is located in Bandar Seri Begawan. Brunei has an embassy in Washington, D.C.


 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Department of State (Background Notes).[1]

External links

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  • History of Brunei - U.S. relations
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