Brunei Darussalam joined ASEAN as its sixth member soon after the resumption of her full independence in January 1984. Present at the admission ceremony at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia was His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brunei Darussalam. Since then, ASEAN has become the cornerstone of Brunei Darussalam's foreign policies. Through ASEAN, Brunei Darussalam participates in various other regional mechanisms including the ASEAN Regional Forum, ASEAN Plus Three and East Asia Summit.

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam together with other ASEAN leaders signed the ASEAN Charter on 20 November 2007 in Singapore. Brunei Darussalam was the second Member State after Singapore to ratify the Charter on 31 January 2008.

Brunei Darussalam nationals who have served in the ASEAN secretariat included Dato Roderick Yong, ASEAN Secretary-General (1986 - 1989); Dato Haji Mahadi Wasli, Deputy Secretary-General (1994 - 1997); Pengiran Dato Mashor Pg. Ahmad, Deputy Secretary-General (2003 - 2005); and currently Dato Lim Jock Hoi, ASEAN Secretary-General (January 2018 – December 2022).

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Brunei Darussalam is the current country coordinator for ASEAN-Republic of Korea (ROK) dialogue relations from 2018 – 2021 and is the incoming country coordinator for ASEAN-New Zealand dialogue relations from 2021-2024.

As country coordinator for ASEAN-ROK dialogue relations, Brunei Darussalam is responsible for the coordination of all aspects of ASEAN's relations with the ROK and acts as a link with other ASEAN Member States for matters concerning ASEAN-ROK relations.




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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN was founded on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok by the five original Member Countries; Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Brunei Darussalam joined ASEAN on 7 January 1984