PM Mark Rutte will share Malaysia’s opinion with European leaders on Palestine-Israel conflict – PM Anwar

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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte respects Malaysia’s stance on Palestine issue and agrees that the Israeli regime should immediately stop attacking Palestine.

Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said, Mark Rutte has agreed to contact the Israel leader and also via Qatar to hold negotiation to stop the attack against Palestinians.

Anwar said Mark Rutte will also have an additional effort to contact the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to discuss on this issue.

“I am satisfied that Mark Rutte understands our stance as the people of the Netherlands have always been supporting Israel.

However, now the majority group have changed their sentiments over Israelis continuous attack against the Palestinians,” Anwar said to the media after receiving a courtesy call of Mark Rutte at his office in Putrajaya today.

Anwar said, Mark Rutte has also guaranteed that he will bring Malaysia’s opinions to be shared with other European leaders.

The prime minister also mentioned that at the 10th Emergency Special Session (ESS) of the United Nations General Assembly held in New York recently, the Netherlands was among 45 countries that abstained on the Palestine-Israel conflict issue.

Meanwhile, on his Facebook post, Anwar has also highlighted his meeting with Mark Rutte who is on his working visit to Malaysia. The courtesy call, said Anwar has enabled them to exchange opinions on related regional and international issues of mutual interests.

“Among the related issues include the palm oil industry, digital cooperation, artificial intelligence and semi-conductor technology that certainly have much to be shared between the two countries,” Anwar said.

He added, the eye-to eye meeting is important to enable discussion and strengthening bilateral relations between Malaysia-Netherlands.

1Anwar hopes Malaysia-Netherlands relation continues to be better and stronger in future. –Malaysia World News

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