Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
September 1, 2016
Bilateral relations between the Philippines and Brunei Darussalam are considered historically close and excellent, vigorously expanding throughout the years. The two countries strong relations emanate from the deepening cooperation and goodwill between the Philippine President and the Sultan of Brunei, and their constituents.
Prior to being recognized as an embassy, the Philippine Consulate-General was first established in Bandar Seri Begawan on August 1983, headed by Consul-General Tristan V. Enverga.
Upon the declaration of Brunei Darussalam’s independence on January 1, 1984, the Philippines established full diplomatic ties with the Sultanate, hence the elevation of the Philippine Consulate-General as the Philippine Embassy in Negara Brunei Darussalam, with Ambassador Benjamin B. Domingo as the first Philippine Ambassador to Brunei.
The Philippines current Ambassador to Brunei Darrusalam is Ambassador Meynardo Montealegre, who assumed post on April 21, 2015. Meanwhile, Brunei’s Ambassador to the Philippines since 2008 is Ambassador Datin Malai Hajah Halimah binti Malai Haji Yussof.
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