KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim urges the ASEAN region and China to focus on peacefulness, stability besides trade and related investments despite facing the post-pandemic challenges and the current global geopolitical dynamics.
Anwar said when ASEAN has been predicted to be among the fast developing continent this year and as such it is important for efforts to be diversified in line with the increasing global change challenges.
“I have also touched on the Improvement of ACFTA 3.0 Negotiation that is ongoing and the recovery of COVID-19 post-pandemic is very important that will subsequently elevate the trade relations and investments between ASEAN and China and ensuring the efficiency of product and service movement.
“The negotiation that includes the new growing sectors such as digital economy, green technology, supply interconnectedness network, competency, consumers’ protection and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) is hoped to ensure the agreement remains relevant and visionary,” Anwar said in his Facebook post, Sunday.
He said that in his speech when officiating the China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) 2023 and China-ASEAN and Business and Investment (CABIS) Summit held in Nanning , China on Sunday.
Anwar was accompanied by the Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz.
Prime Minister Anwar was together with other ASEAN leaders besides all other nations involved in Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
“I mentioned on the importance of the efforts in strengthening the relations between ASEAN with China and all the countries involved in BRI while the interconnectedness and the new growth opportunities are crossing the ASEAN region, Asia Pacific, Africa, East Europe and Central Europe,” Anwar said.
The prime minister then launched the opening of Malaysian Pavilion where 70 Malaysian companies participated to exhibit their best products at the stalls. – Malaysia World News