KUALA LUMPUR: The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Datuk Seri Dr. Zambry Abdul Kadir and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Ambassador Mauro Vieira (pic) had made a joint statement following a bilateral meeting held on December 2, 2023, on the margins of the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-28).
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the Joint Statement stresses on nine important points as follows:
1. Welcomed the decision of Malaysia to join the Joint Communiqué “United for Our Forests”, adopted in Belém do Pará, during the Amazon Summit of August 9th.
2. Agreed that the dialogue on tropical forests should be led by developing countries with tropical forests themselves and should focus on the issues that countries with tropical forests define as priorities.
3. Supported international and bilateral efforts to promote a just and equitable energy transition that takes into consideration the perspective of developing countries and contributes to the reduction of inequalities both within and among countries.
4. Underscored the importance of concertation between Brazil and Malaysia in the coming years, taking into account that Malaysia will be chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2025 and Brazil will host the 30th Conference of the Parties (COP30) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2025.
5. Committed to increase coordination between the two countries in areas of mutual interest, on the basis of a dialogue to promote cooperation on issues such as energy, environment and climate change, biodiversity, science, technology and innovation, and health.
6. Emphasised the importance of finding a permanent political solution on the Palestinian issue and called for an immediate ceasefire to the ongoing conflict in Gaza, as well as unhindered humanitarian assistance.
7. Stressed the importance of bilateral trade and of mutual investment flows as vectors of development in both countries and reaffirmed the interest in expanding the trade agenda and the volume of trade.
8. Welcomed the prospects to explore cooperation under the ASEAN-Brazil sectoral dialogue partnership, as well as to increase dialogue and coordination with BRICS and other South-South platforms.
9. Reiterated the interest in conducting in 2024 the 2nd Meeting of the Bilateral Joint Trade Commission and the 1st Meeting of Bilateral Political Consultations. – Malaysia World News.