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WORKING VISIT OF DATO’ HAJI MARZUKI BIN HAJI YAHYA,
DEPUTY MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF MALAYSIA
TO THE STATE OF QATAR FROM 22 TO 25 JUNE 2019
The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, Dato’ Haji Marzuki bin Haji Yahya will undertake a working visit to the State of Qatar from 22 to 25 June 2019. The visit aims to further enhance the existing close bilateral relations between the two countries and provide an opportunity to exchange views on various matters of mutual interest. The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs will be accompanied by officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
During the visit, he is scheduled to have a meeting with Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, Sheikha Moza bint Nasser and with the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Soltan Saad Al Muraikhi. The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs will also take the opportunity to meet with representatives of Malaysian companies currently operating in Qatar.
Qatar is an important economic partner for Malaysia. In 2018, total trade between Malaysia and Qatar increased by 29.3% amounting to RM3.72 billion (USD0.92 billion) from RM2.88 billion (USD0.67 billion) in the preceding year.
22 June 2019
PRESS STATEMENT ON THE LATEST REPORT BY
THE MH17 JOINT INVESTIGATION TEAM (JIT)
20 June 2019
34th ASEAN SUMMIT AND RELATED SUMMITS 20 – 23 JUNE 2019, BANGKOK, THAILAND
Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, will lead the Malaysian delegation to the 34th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits from 20 to 23 June 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Prime Minister will be accompanied by his spouse, Tun Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Datuk Ignatius Darell Leiking and Minister of Economic Affairs (MEA ) Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali and as well as officials from the Prime Minister’s Office, Wisma Putra, MITI and MEA.
With the theme “Advancing Partnership for Sustainability”, the 34th ASEAN Summit is the first Summit under the Chairmanship of Thailand this year. The Summit will provide the Leaders of the ASEAN Member States the opportunity to exchange views on the future direction of ASEAN and its community building process, the implementation of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025, as well as to discuss important regional and international issues.
Prime Minister as well as other ASEAN Leaders will also participate in three interfaces, namely the ASEAN Leaders’ Interface with Representatives of ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA), ASEAN Leaders’ Interface with Representatives of ASEAN Youth and the ASEAN Leaders’ Interface with Representatives of ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC).
Prime Minister will also participate in the 13th Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) Summit and the 12th Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) Summit that would be held on 23 June 2019.
During the visit, Prime Minister will also officiate the “Malaysia Fest 2019” at Central World Shopping Mall and will have a Roundtable Business Meeting with Thai Captains of Industry, which will take place on 21 June 2019.
18 June 2019
STATEMENT BY MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS ON THE SUDDEN DEMISE OF FORMER PRESIDENT MOHAMED MORSI DURING COURT APPEARANCE IN CAIRO ON 17 JUNE 2019
I am shocked and deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Mohamed Morsi, former President of Egypt after collapsing in court on 17 June 2019.
Mr. Morsi was the first democratically-elected President of Egypt following the 2011 Arab Spring revolution, whose term was abruptly ended after 12 months. During his tenure as President, Mr. Morsi showed courage and moral fortitude in his attempt to lead Egypt away from decades of authoritarian rule and establish true democracy there.
I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the bereaved family of Mr. Morsi and the people of Egypt. Mr. Morsi’s contribution to justice and democracy in Egypt will be remembered. May Allah bless his soul and grant him Jannah.
COMMENCEMENT OF 24 HOUR OPERATIONS AT
ICQS BUKIT KAYU HITAM AND CIQ SADAO
In an effort to further enhance connectivity, investment and flow of trade between Malaysia and Thailand, both countries have agreed to commence a 24 hour operations at ICQS Bukit Kayu Hitam and CIQ Sadao beginning 12.01 a.m., 18 June 2019. The 24 hour operations will be conducted for a 3-month trial period, involving only cargo and goods movement carried by trucks and heavy vehichles.
The commencement of the 24 hour operations will be marked by a launching ceremony to be held late night on 17 June – early morning of 18 June 2019. The launching ceremony will be jointly officiated by YB Dato’ Marzuki Yahya, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia and His Excellency Chaisiri Anamarn, Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand. YAB Dato’ Seri Haji Mukhriz Tun Mahathir, Menteri Besar of Kedah and His Excellency Weranaan Pengjun, Governor of Songkhla Province will also be attending the launching ceremony, together with senior officials from the Federal and State governments.
The Governments of Malaysia and Thailand have also agreed to establish an evaluation team to measure the effectiveness of the 24 hour operations during the 3-month trial period.
Malaysia and Thailand have strong bilateral cooperation in various sectors including trade and investment. Thailand is Malaysia’s fifth largest trading partner. Total bilateral trade between the two countries in 2018 was RM105.36 billion, with border trade alone accounting more than 60% of the total trade.
17 June 2019