PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, will be on his inaugural official visit to the Republic of Türkiye from 5th to 8th July 2022 and is scheduled to hold a meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, the first meeting between the two leaders will provide them an opportunity to take stock of the state of Malaysia-Türkiye’s Joint Declaration on the Framework for Strategic Cooperation launched in 2014.
“The two leaders will also explore new initiatives to further strengthen the long-standing and multifaceted cooperation to greater heights.
“High on the agenda during the visit are discussions on bilateral collaboration, including in the fields of post-COVID-19 pandemic recovery; defence and aerospace industry; as well as joint efforts to address regional and international issues of mutual concern,” said the Ministry in its statement.
The statement added, the Prime Minister is also scheduled to hold a series of engagements with captains of industry in the efforts to strengthen economic cooperation and open up new opportunities for Malaysian and Turkish business communities and private sectors.
“In conjunction with the visit, Malaysia and Türkiye are expected to conclude several Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) in the areas of education, health, media and communications, healthcare, as well as business-to-business collaboration.
“The Prime Minister will also have a session with Keluarga Malaysia in Istanbul during a luncheon on 5th July 2022,” the statement added.
The Prime Minister will be accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah; Senior Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali; Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Datuk Seri Dr. Adham Baba; Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Special Task) Datuk Dr. Abd. Latiff Ahmad; Chief of Air Force Jeneral Tan Sri Mohd Ashgar Khan Goriman Khan; Chief of Army Jeneral Tan Sri Zamrose Mohd Zain, and senior government officials.
The statement also emphasized that the visit underscores the great importance Malaysia attaches its relations and partnership with Türkiye. In 2021, Türkiye was Malaysia’s 3rd largest trading partner in the West Asia region, with bilateral trade valued at RM16.97 billion (USD4.09 billion) and implemented projects valued at RM444.59 million (USD130.91 million).-Malaysia World News