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The Embassy of Brunei in Berlin

Contact

Address: Kronenstrasse 55, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Tel.: (+49) 30 206 076 00

Fax:(+49) 30 206 076 66

E-mail: berlin@brunei-embassy.de

www.brunei-embassy.de

The Ambassador

Amb. Pehin Dato Abdul Jalil Hj Ahmad

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Amb. Pehin Dato Abdul Jalil Hj Ahmad was accredited as Ambassador of Brunei Darussalam to Germany in 2013.

After serving three decades in the Armed Forces of Brunei as commander of the Royal Navy, Amb. Pehin Dato Abdul Jalil Hj Ahmad represented his country in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan from 2005 to 2013.

History

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The two countries have maintained uninterrupted diplomatic relations since Brunei gained independence in 1984. For Brunei, Germany is an important economic partner, both bilaterally and in the context of the dialogue between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union.

The Federal Chancellor’s visit to Bandar Seri Begawan in 1997 and the Sultan’s official visit to Germany in 1998, together with further visits by the Sultan in 2002 and 2011 and the Crown Prince’s trip to Germany in 2006 to attend the FIFA World Cup, have helped intensify relations between the two countries.

Bilateral trade reached an all-time high in 2011, at approximately EUR 346 million. In 2015, it stood at EUR 151 million, with German exports to Brunei accounting for EUR 150 million of this figure. German involvement in the Sultanate’s principal economic activity – oil and gas production – is indirect, through scientists and engineers. Germany’s main direct exports to Brunei are finished engineering products such as motor vehicles, electrical goods and machinery.

Since the summer of 2008, the Sultanate has been sending government-supported students to study in Germany (there are currently 20 of them enrolled at German universities). Brunei’s government currently offers graduate scholarships to young Germans, too, enabling them to study at universities in Brunei. At present, there are three German lecturers at the University Brunei Darussalam, teaching mathematics, biology and history.