PM Ismail urges ASEAN-Europe to come together as a Big Family in addressing regional, international issues

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PUTRAJAYA NOV.26: The concept of ASEAN-Europe Summit (ASEM ) coming together as a Big Family can be the basis for interaction, engagement and actions in resolving issues.
Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, by understanding each other’s differences, everybody will develop the ability to empathise with others.

“By focusing on commonalities, we are able to connect better and think more strategically. By being united as a family, we are able to do much more and celebrate humanity,” Ismail said at the Retreat Session of 13th ASEM, hosted by Cambodia held virtually today.

He added as a strong proponent of multilateralism, Malaysia is committed to resolving conflicts through peaceful and constructive dialogue.

The Prime Minister emphasized that Malaysia is deeply concerned over the situation in Myanmar and hopeful that it will return to democracy soon.

“We remain committed to supporting the work of ASEAN Special Envoy to find peaceful solution in Myanmar. We are also hopeful that the situation will not escalate further. This will have an adverse impact on the repatriation of displaced Rohingyas to Myanmar.

“Based on humanitarian ground, Malaysia continues to render assistance and protection to the Rohingyas in Malaysia,” Ismail reiterated.
Ismail said Malaysia reaffirms its commitment to the ASEM process to address pressing regional and international issues.

“We believe that by strengthening solidarity, we ensure peace, stability and prosperity for our two regions. As the saying goes, “Just like a tree, the branches grow in different directions but our roots will remain as one,” he said. – Malaysia World News


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