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WORKING VISIT OF SENATOR THE HON. PENNY WONG
MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF AUSTRALIA TO MALAYSIA
28 – 30 JUNE 2022
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, YB Dato’ Sri Saifuddin Abdullah will host the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia, Senator the Hon. Penny Wong, in conjunction with her working visit to Malaysia from 28 to 30 June 2022.
YB Dato’ Sri Saifuddin and Senator Wong are scheduled to meet and exchange views on various bilateral, regional and international issues of common interest. Senator Wong is also expected to meet several Cabinet Ministers namely Senior Minister of Trade and Investment, YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali and Senior Minister of Defence, YB Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein to discuss among others, matters relating to bilateral cooperation in trade and investment, as well as defence. Senator Wong will also be visiting Kota Kinabalu where she will have meetings with several State leaders of Sabah including Deputy Chief Minister ll and Minister of Agriculture and Fishery, YB Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Jeffrey G. Kitingan, and Minister of Local Government and Housing and Minister of Finance ll, YB Datuk Seri Panglima Masidi Manjun.
The visit by Senator Wong will further strengthen the longstanding close relations between Malaysia and Australia as Comprehensive Strategic Partners (CSP). It also signifies Malaysia’s commitment to establish closer cooperation with the new Australian Government. The visit offers a good opportunity for both countries to further explore more potential multifaceted collaborations for mutual benefits.
In 2021, Malaysia and Australia elevated its relations from Strategic Partnership to CSP. Australia was Malaysia's 13th largest trading partner in 2021 with total trade amounting to RM52.28 billion (USD12.43 billion), an increase of 28.7 percent, compared to the recorded value in 2020.
27 JUNE 2022