PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s working visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 26-29th Sept.2022 among others is to visit Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and the key focus is potential collaboration between ADNOC and PETRONAS in oil, gas and renewable energy.
Foreign Ministry in its statement said, the visit to the UAE will further strengthen and enhance the relations and partnership with the UAE.
The statement highlighted that in 2021, the UAE was Malaysia’s largest trading partner, second-largest export destination and second-largest import source among West Asia countries.
“For year 2021, Malaysia’s total trade with UAE increased by 7.9% to RM22.29 billion (USD5.38 billion) from RM20.65 billion (USD4.93 billion) in 2020,” the statement said.
According to the statement, Prime Minister is scheduled to have an audience with the President of the UAE, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi.
“This is the first meeting between Prime Minister and the new leader of the UAE following Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s appointment as the new President of the UAE on 14th May 2022.
“High on the agenda of discussion between the two leaders is to explore potential areas of cooperation to further strengthen the long-standing and multifaceted cooperation between Malaysia and the UAE,” the statement added.
The Foreign Ministry in the statement also emphasized that among the new focus areas are the digital economy, food security, digitalisation in education, renewable energy as well as Malaysia’s participation at the 5-Year Legacy Programme.
The statement said, both leaders will also exchange views on various regional and international issues of mutual concern and Ummah.-Malaysia World News