KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim calls Malaysians to follow Vietnam’s economic development success in a short period and becomes the fastest developing nation in the world.
Anwar said, after both the North and South Vietnam became one nation, they were united and developed the country to help the people prosper. This success story could be learnt by all Malaysians.
“In the year 1991-1993 the Vietnamese learnt from Malaysia on the banking management specifically the Public Bank and they were united and focused on the economy.
“The strong anti-corruption and good governance policies implemented in Vietnam had resulted to the change of the President recently,” Anwar said in a press conference yesterday (Friday) before leaving for Kuala Lumpur after his two day official visit to Vietnam.
Anwar added the special strategic bilateral trade cooperation between Malaysia and Vietnam has to be increased. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam’s trade had increased and is now on the ninth position as trading partner with Malaysia.
According to the prime minister, in his meeting with the Vietnam President, Vo Van Thuong he had also raised the issue on Vietnamese fishermen trespassing the Malaysian waters.
“The marine forces from both countries are to stop the infringement of Vietnamese fishermen in the Malaysian waters that had affected the local fishermen’s income,” he said.
The Tambun Member of Parliament had also mentioned on the halal industry that could be explored and encouraged Malaysian companies to invest in Vietnam.
Meanwhile, in his Facebook post, Anwar said, Malaysia had stated its commitment to help Vietnam in the issuance of halal certificates.
On his visit to Vietnam, Anwar also had the opportunity to perform his Friday prayers at Al-Noor mosque where he met with the Muslim community. He had also given his personal contribution for the needs of the mosque and the Muslims in Hanoi.
The prime minister had also met with the Vietnam Dewan Rakyat President, Vuong Dinh Hue and told him about Dewan Rakyat Malaysia’s wish to enhance close relationship to encourage cooperation and understanding via dialogues between parliaments and exchange information between the two countries. –Malaysia World News