Brunei–United States relations
Brunei – United States relations date from the 19th century. On April 6, 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.
The U.S. welcomed Brunei Darussalam's full independence from the United Kingdom on January 1, 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 cooperation with the U.S. A memorandum of understanding on defense cooperation was signed on November 29, 1994. The Sultan of Brunei visited Washington in December 2002.
- Ambassador: Daniel L. Shields
- Deputy Chief of Mission: Alexander L. Barrasso
- Management Officer: Terry Murphree
The U.S. Embassy is located in Bandar Seri Begawan. Brunei has an embassy in Washington, D.C.
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