Brunei not ready to open borders with other countries: minister

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, June 14 (Xinhua) -- Brunei is not ready to open borders with neighboring countries any time soon and there is no negotiations with other countries on this matter, Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister of Finance and Economy Mohd Amin Liew said.

According to the local Borneo Bulletin on Sunday, Liew made the comments regarding a recent report saying that the "green lane" or "green bubble" on the possibility of opening borders with the neighboring countries.

The minister added that there may be a misconception or misunderstanding on the matter.

"There has not been any official discussion with the government of Malaysia or the government of Sarawak, and if we look at the newspapers, it was an unofficial statement and so far there have not been any official statement or official negotiations with neighboring countries," the minister was quoted as saying.

The minister added that the special lane set up between Singapore and China is not for tourists, but specifically for those who are carrying out business or on an official visit, making it a special arrangement.

Brunei reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday with the national tally of cases standing at 141, marking the 38th day without new cases since May 7.

There have been two deaths resulted from COVID-19 in Brunei. Enditem

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