Eight MOUs worth RM1.16 billion will be signed during PM Anwar’s visits to Indonesia – MOFA

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PUTRAJAYA:Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim first official visit to the Republic of Indonesia on 8-9 Jan.2023 is scheduled to begin with a four eye meeting with President Joko Widodo.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said, the meeting will provide the opportunity for both sides to take stock of the progress of bilateral cooperation, explore the potentials of new cooperation and promote joint effort to address regional and global challenges.

“Among the key issues that will be addressed are pertaining to economic cooperation including Malaysia’s potential investments in Ibu Kota Negara (IKN) Nusantara, land demarcation and maritime border delimitation, employment and protection of Indonesian migrant workers.

“Both leaders will also exchange views on regional and global issues specifically on the situation in Myanmar and joint effort to address discrimination against palm oil in which Malaysia and Indonesia are the world’s largest exporters,” said MOFA in its statement.

The statement added, both leaders will witness the handing over of 11 Letters of Interest (LoI) from Malaysian companies to participate in the development of IKN Nusantara by Minister of International Trade and Industry Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz to the Chairman of Nusantara Capital City Authority.

In addition the statement said, a total of eight Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Malaysia and Indonesia private sectors will be signed at the sidelines of the visit that is estimated to be worth RM1.16 billion.

According to MOFA, Prime Minister Anwar is also scheduled to deliver a public lecture on “Malaysia-Indonesia Strategic Relations” and host an engagement session with the Malaysian diaspora in Jakarta. – Malaysia World News


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