KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim who is now in New York, United States of America (USA) in conjunction with the United Nations General Assembly (78th UNGA) had met country leaders including Turkiye, Iran and Sri Lanka.
Accompanying him includes his wife, Datuk Seri Dr. Wan Azizah, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Datuk Seri Dr. Zambry Abdul Kadir, Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Tengku Datuk Seri Utama Zafrul Aziz, Minister of Home Affairs, Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, Minister of Health, Dr. Zaliha Mustafa and other leaders.
The prime minister’s meeting with President of Turkiye, Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Turkish House in New York among others had agreed to double the efforts to control Islamophobia sentiments that had become frenetic.
“We are on the same wavelength that efforts to disseminate information needs to be activated. If the issue about Islam has no way to end then the results will be worst especially for the young generation in future.
“Also discussed at the meeting was the need to increase investment and trade among others involving Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad (MAHB) to enlarge the terminal at the Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (ISG) and defence ecosystem cooperation between the two countries,” Anwar said in his Facebook post today.
The Tambun Member of Parliament added, he has invited President Erdogan to have an official visit to Malaysia before the end of year 2023.
In the meeting with Iran President, Seyed Ebrahim Raisi, Prime Minister Anwar had stressed on Malaysia’s intention to strengthen bilateral relations with Iran via cooperation in the field of economy, education, food security, science and technology and explore the potentials in news cooperation.
According to Anwar, Malaysia repeats its commitment to hold Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) and Joint Economic Meeting (JEC) between the two countries for details of all the scopes of cooperation potentials.
Prime Minister Anwar said he ended his first day visit to New York by meeting the President of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe in which both parties agreed to strengthen the cooperation in various fields that are of mutual interest including exchange visits at the highest levels, trade sectors and investments, education, tourism, culture and human resource management.
“The meeting had also given opportunities to both countries to explore new cooperation sectors in the efforts to strengthen the existing cooperation. It is with great hope that the cooperation will bring benefit to the people of Malaysia and Sri Lanka,” he said.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Anwar is scheduled to deliver the national statement during the General Debate session on 22nd Sept. 2023, 10.00am New York time (10.00pm Malaysia time). –Malaysia World News