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THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN

Diplomatic relations between Brunei Darussalam and the Islamic Republic of Iran were established on 1st May 1990. Brunei Darussalam established its embassy in Tehran at Charge d’Affaires level in 1993. The mission was later upgraded to ambassadorial level in 1996. Iran first established its embassy in BSB in 1994. It was, however, closed in 1999. The Embassy was reopened in May 2001.

Brunei’s current Ambassador to Iran is HE Pg Sahari bin Pg Hj Salleh. HE presented his Credentials on 14th April 2005.

A number of cooperative agreements were in place including MOU on Economic, Commercial, Scientific and Cultural Cooperation (15th October 1994); MOU on exemption of visa requirements for holders of Diplomatic and Officials Passports (8th April 1995); and MOU between National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Brunei Darussalam and Iran Chamber of Commerce and Mines (12th March 1996).

Brunei Darussalam and Islamic Republic Iran agreed on a 30 day visa waiver for diplomatic and official passport holders on reciprocal basis since April 1995. The Islamic Republic of Iran also provides Visa on Arrival for 14 days to Brunei citizens visiting Iran.

Brunei Darussalam and Iran established a Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) and the Joint Technical Committee Meeting (JTCM) in 1996. The 1st JCM was held in Bandar Seri Begawan in March 1996. Whilst, the 1st JTCM was in August 1996 in Tehran; the 2nd JTCM was in July 1998 in Bandar Seri Begawan; the 3rd JTCM was in February 2002 in Tehran; the 4th JTCM was held in September 2006 in Bandar Seri Begawan. 

Trade

Years

Exports B$

Imports B$

1999

$1,046,201

-

2000

$721,089

$28,255

2001

$802,023

$200

2002

$1,237,916

$5,000

2003

$975,485

$1,092

2004

$547,597

-

2005 (Jan – Sep)

$234,098

$52,356


 

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