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PRESS RELEASE : WORKING VISIT BY THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS, STEF BLOK TO MALAYSIA, 28 MARCH 2019

WORKING VISIT BY THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS, STEF BLOK TO MALAYSIA, 28 MARCH 2019

 

 

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mr. Stef Blok will undertake a Working Visit to Malaysia on 28 March 2019. This is his maiden visit to Malaysia after being appointed as the Foreign Minister on 7 March 2018.

 

The Dutch Foreign Minister will be accompanied by senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

 

During the Working Visit, the Dutch Foreign Minister is scheduled to convene a bilateral meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah in Wisma Putra. Both Foreign Ministers are expected to discuss various issues of mutual interest including MH17, Joint Exploratory Diving Mission, Palm Oil, Malaysia-EU Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA), ASEAN, Brexit and other regional issues.

 

This visit is expected to further strengthen the bond of friendship and reflect the long standing relations between Malaysia and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Both countries also aim to increase cooperation in new areas. In 2018, the total bilateral trade and investments between Malaysia and the Netherlands were recorded at RM32.57billion (USD7.82 billion) and RM8.4billion (USD2.06 billion), respectively.

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

27 March 2019