PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob who leads Malaysia’s delegation to the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (77th UNGA) in New York, the United States of America, from 22 to 25 September 2022 will deliver Malaysia’s National Statement at the General Debate on Sept.23 2022.
The Foreign Ministry in a statement said, this will be the second appearance by the Prime Minister at the United Nations as the 9th Prime Minister of Malaysia. During the 76th Session, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Prime Minister attended the session virtually.
The statement added, this year’s National Statement is set to be delivered in the Malay language (Bahasa Melayu), which is Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri’s own initiative to promote the Malay language at the international stage such as the United Nations.
“The theme for this year’s General Debate, “A watershed moment: transformative solutions to interlocking challenges”, focuses on the continuing relevance of the United Nations system. This invariably gives emphasis on the collective commitments made by world leaders to address the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic, Russia-Ukraine conflict and the climate change.
“In line with the theme of the 77th UNGA, the Prime Minister is expected to share in his National Statement, some of Malaysia’s experiences in dealing with the pandemic and global challenges and highlights of some solutions to the global conflicts, such as the situation in Ukraine, Palestine and Myanmar.
“The Prime Minister will also underline the importance of peaceful coexistence concept in resolving disputes peacefully in order to create a family of nations,” said the statement.
The statement added, while in New York, the Prime Minister will witness the signing of four (4) Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) between Malaysia and Palestine, namely on the Establishment of Joint Committee Meeting, Cooperation in the Field of Health, Tourism and Islamic Affairs.
“The Prime Minister is also scheduled to have bilateral meetings with his counterparts on the sidelines of the UNGA to discuss matters of mutual interest. Such meetings are expected to strengthen Malaysia’s bilateral relations with other countries and enhance understanding of pertinent regional and global issues.
“Prime Minister will also host a “Keluarga Malaysia” dinner for the Malaysian diaspora in New York,” the statement said.
Meanwhile Foreign Minister, Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah and senior government officials are accompanying the Prime Minister at the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (77th UNGA).
The statement also emphasized that Saifuddin is scheduled to participate among others in meetings and events such as the meeting of the SDG Moments; OIC Committee of Six on Palestine; Transforming Education Summit (TES); Ministerial Meeting of the Group of Friends of the Global Development Initiative (GDI); Ministerial Meeting of the Group of Friends (GoF) of Mediation; MH17 Joint Investigation Team (JIT) Ministerial Meeting; High-Level Meeting to Commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities; Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM); OIC Contact Group on Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar; Informal ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (IAMM), OIC Annual Coordination Meeting of Foreign Ministers; High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly to commemorate and Promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons and several bilateral meetings with his counterparts to discuss various bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest. –Malaysia World News