Brunei Sultan meets with Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo.

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1Brunei Sultan meets with Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo .
2Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah met with visiting Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo here on Monday .
3During the meeting , Hassanal said that Brunei and China enjoyed long-run friendly exchanges and the Brunei-China relationship developed smoothly since the two countries established the diplomatic ties nearly 20 years ago .
4Hassanal said that cooperation between Brunei and China in various fields were also fruitful since then and he was delighted that he had cemented friendship with Chinese leaders .
5The Brunei royal family and the government attached great importance to developing close and friendly ties with China , and Brunei will continue to stick to the One China policy and strengthen cooperation in economic and trade and energy with China , he said .
6Hassanal expressed thanks for China 's assistance in helping Brunei develop technologies for paddy production and expected more achievements in this field .
7Dai said that China and Brunei are traditional good neighbors and the two countries have extensive common interests and broad space for cooperation .
8The bilateral relations developed swiftly since the two countries established the diplomatic ties in 1991 , Dai said .
9Dai noted that China is willing to further its friendly exchanges with Brunei , based on the principles of mutual respect , equality and mutual benefit .
10China is willing to support and participate in Brunei 's strategies to diversify its economy and encourage China 's enterprises to invest in Brunei and expand cooperation in economic and trade , energy and agriculture , etc. .
11On Monday , Dai also met with Brunei Foreign and Trade Minister Mohamed Bolkiah and Second Foreign and Trade Minister Lim Jock Seng .
12Dai arrived here on Sunday on an official visit to the sultanate .