Country Profile

Brunei Darussalam Country Profile

While both 2015 and 2016 have held numerous important changes for Brunei Darussalam, the nation has long maintained its unique balance of tradition and modernity. Classified as a unitary Islamic monarchy, the Sultanate has maintained a stable form of government since its independence in 1984. Historically, the oil and gas industry has dominated the Bruneian economy and has allowed the Sultanate to accumulate its considerable wealth. However, the nation is making earnest efforts to diversify its economy in order to ensure future economic stability and sustainability. This chapter contains an interview with Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General, ASEAN.

Cover of The Report: Brunei Darussalam 2016

The Report

This chapter is from the Brunei Darussalam 2016 report. Explore other chapters from this report.

Interviews & Viewpoints

Sketch of Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General, ASEAN
Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General, ASEAN: Interview