Brunei. According to Countryaah website, national day of Brunei is every February 23. Brunei and other member countries of the ASEAN partner organization agreed during the July-August summit, held in the country, to support the United States in the fight against terrorism. The agreement with the US means, among other things, stricter border controls and increased intelligence exchange.
In December, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah visited US President George W. Bush for talks on counter-terrorism and trade. ASEAN signed an agreement with China in November to prevent an extension of the conflict over the Sprat Islands in the South China Sea, which Brunei claims. The countries also agreed to move forward in the creation of a free trade zone. In August, the Sultan replaced the Minister of Development and the Minister of Health.
|Gross domestic product (GDP)||$ 33,870,000,000|
|GDP growth rate||1.30%|
|GDP per capita||$ 78,900|
|GDP by sector|
|Proportion of the population below the national poverty line||–|
|Industrial production growth rate||1.00%|
|National debt||2.80% of GDP|
|Foreign exchange reserves|