PM Anwar to attend WEF Special Meeting in Saudi Arabia 27-29 April

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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will be attending the Special Meeting of the World Economic Forum ( WEF) from 27-29 April 2024 held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement said the prime minister will be participating in a panel session titled “A new vision for global development” with other leaders.

“The WEF programme will include a “Joint Regional Strategy Dialogue on ASEAN-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in view of Malaysia’s Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2025 during which Anwar is expected to deliver the opening remarks.

“Another key highlight of the prime minister’s working visit to Saudi Arabia is the Country Strategy Dialogue in which the prime minister will engage with prominent business leaders to explore economic opportunities in Malaysia.

“The curated session will provide insights into Malaysia’s strategic priorities and initiatives focusing on economic and fiscal growth as well as trade and investment opportunities,” the ministry said in its statement on Saturday.

The statement added that Anwar is expected to meet with other Heads of State and government to strengthen bilateral relations, enhance cooperation in various fields of mutual interest, and discuss issues of regional and global importance.

“The Special Meeting themed “Global Cooperation, Growth and Energy for Development” will be attended by heads of states, and government alongside with business leaders.

“Discussions will cover topics such as sustainable development, energy security, trade investment, and current geopolitical issues,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister’s working visit to Saudi Arabia is at the invitation of the Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

The Prime Minister is accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, and the Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz. -Malaysia World News

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