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PM ISMAIL SABRI YAAKOB WILL LEAD MALAYSIA'S DELEGATION TO THE VIRTUAL 13TH ASIA-EUROPE MEETING SUMMIT, 25 – 26 NOVEMBER 2021
Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob will lead Malaysia's delegation to the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit from 25 – 26 November 2021. The Virtual Summit is hosted by Cambodia, the current Chair of ASEM. The Summit was preceded by the ASEM Senior Officials' Meeting (ASEM SOM) held on 22 – 23 November 2021, attended by Senior Officials of Wisma Putra.
This year's theme, "Strengthening Multilateralism for Shared Growth", aligns with the current efforts undertaken by ASEM in tackling pressing global challenges through effective dialogue cooperation.
The Leaders will discuss and review the progress, developments and achievements of the ASEM Process under its three (3) main pillars, namely Political, Economic and Financial, and Socio-Cultural.
The discussion will be centred towards strengthening multilateralism on multiple dimensions, which include global peace, security and stability, financial and trading system, sustainable economic development, general health, women's empowerment, environment and climate change, and other regional and international issues.
YAB Prime Minister is expected to deliver a national statement on Inclusive and Sustainable Growth and Development. In the statement, YAB Prime Minister will speak about health diplomacy, carbon-neutral greenhouse gas emissions, vaccinated travel lane, vaccine’s research and development collaboration, and ASEM Connectivity, among other issues.
ASEM comprises 21 Asian countries, 28 EU countries, two European countries, the ASEAN Secretariat and the European Commission. ASEM is an intergovernmental process established on 1 March 1996 to foster dialogue and cooperation between Asia and Europe. Malaysia joined ASEM in 1996 and has since actively participated in all ASEM initiatives that benefit both regions.
PUTRAJAYA 24 NOVEMBER 2021