Sultan of Brunei Darussalam Hassan al-Bolkiah felicitated Bashar al-Assad on his landslide victory in the recent presidential poll and his re-election for another 7-year term in office.
Sultan Bolkiah expressed hope that Syria would continue its progress under the leadership of President Assad, the state news agency reported.
He further called for further promotion of ties with Syria.
President al-Assad also received a number of congratulation cables from Arab and international parties, bodies, figures and Syrian expatriates associations on his winning of the presidential elections.
The cables were from the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in Belarus Sergey Gaydukevich, Serbian Gathering for the promising, Chairman of the National Social Movement in Bulgaria, Chairwoman of the Civil Initiative Organization in Bulgaria against War in Syria and Iran Biba Rashiva, Leader of the Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine Natalia Vitrenko, Leader of the Shiite Imami Ismailia Muslims council Prince Karim al-Husseini Aga Khan, Deputy Secretary General and responsible of Foreign affairs of the Muslims Unity Council in Pakistan, Regional Secretary General of al-Baath Arab Socialist Party in Lebanon Fayez Shuker.
The cables also came from the Syrian expatriates’ gatherings, Arab and foreign figures like Chairman of the Arab-Cuban Union Alfredo Darwish , Secretary General of the Union Hawan D’flar Amal, Chairman of the Syrian United Club in Santiago in Chili Juan Carlos Sarkis, the Syrian Expatriates Association in Ukraine, the National Committee of the Syrian Expatriates in Holand, Secretary General of the Palestinian Liberation Front Ali Issac, Chairman of the Nasserite Nationalist Organization in Lebanon Samir Sharkas and Sheikh Kamil Nasser from the Levant Scholar Union.
Earlier, President al-Assad received congratulatory letters from the Russian, North Korean and Venezuelan heads of state.