4 March 1999
Correspondence from the Foreign Minister of Brunie, His Excellency Mohamed Bolkiah (brother of the Sultan of Brunei) following the retirement of Shane Stone as Chief Minister of Australia's Northern Territory. Extensive mail, fax and telephone messages were received from throughout the Asia Pacific region, the Territory and from Australia wide, hence, a small selection of the correspondence has been included in the archives. Extract: ''It has been a pleasure working with you and I am pleased with the way relations between Brunei Darussalam and the Northern Territory have developed in recent years. I much appreciate the many efforts you have made to strengthen this relationship and offer my warmest congratulations on your contribution to the progress of the Nothern Territory''.