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NEW APPOINTMENTS FOR THE OFFICE OF MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
I am pleased to announce two new appointments under the Minister’s office - Dr. Ahmad Idham Ahmad Nadzri as Cultural Secretary and Dato’ Seri Eizlan Yusof as Creative Advisor, effective 1 November 2021.
Dr Ahmad Idham, a former Chief Executive Officer of the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS), has extensive experience in Malaysia’s creative industry for more than 25 years, including an international award at the Chunsa Korea Film Festival in 2018. Dato’ Seri Eizlan, whose name is familiar in the industry, has served in various capacities and won multiple local and international awards.
Their appointments align with the objective of developing Malaysia’s Cultural Diplomacy under the Foreign Policy Framework which aims to establish new avenues to project our national identity and values, besides showcasing our commitment to diversity and multiculturalism and to promote cultural outreach and exchanges.
Towards promoting Cultural Diplomacy, an Arts and Culture Committee (ARCA) will be formed under the Minister’s office to strengthen efforts in positioning Malaysia’s arts as an effective avenue to promote the nation’s historical and cultural heritage.
I am confident that Dr. Ahmad Idham and Dato Seri’ Eizlan will execute their responsibilities with dedication and success.
DATO’ SAIFUDDIN ABDULLAH
1 NOVEMBER 2021