PENYERTAAN YB MENTERI LUAR NEGERI MALAYSIA KE PERSIDANGAN SECARA MAYA PERINGKAT TINGGI ASIA DAN PASIFIK MENGENAI KERJASAMA INISIATIF JALUR DAN LALUAN (BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE) 23 JUN 2021

YB Menteri Luar Negeri, Dato' Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein akan menyertai Persidangan Secara Maya Peringkat Tinggi Asia dan

Pasifik mengenai Kerjasama Inisiatif Jalur dan Laluan (BRI) pada 23 Jun 2021, di atas undangan TYT Wang Yi, Ahli Majlis Mesyuarat

Negara dan Menteri Luar Negeri Republik Rakyat China.

 

Persidangan pada tahun ini akan memberi tumpuan kepada usaha memacu kerjasama antarabangsa bagi memastikan agihan vaksin yang

lebih adil, terbuka dan tanpa diskriminasi serta mempromosikan ‘pembangunan hijau’ ke arah pencapaian pembangunan yang mapan dan

menyeluruh.

 

Semasa persidangan tersebut, YB Menteri Luar Negeri akan menyampaikan ucapan, di mana beliau antara lain, akan menyentuh

mengenai kepentingan dalam mencapai keseimbangan dalam kesihatan awam serta menangani cabaran COVID-19 di bawah kerangka

Inisiatif Jalur dan Laluan (BRI). YB Menteri Luar Negeri akan turut menyentuh mengenai cabaran semasa dalam mengagihkan vaksin

secara adil dan kaedah bagi memantapkan lagi daya tahan negara dalam menghadapi cabaran pandemik di masa hadapan.

 

 

 

 

Sejajar dengan tema persidangan, YB Menteri Luar Negeri akan turut berkongsi pandangan mengenai ‘pembangunan hijau’ dalam konteks

kerjasama di bawah Inisiatif Jalur dan Laluan (BRI) serta sasaran mencapai Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Pandemik yang

berlarutan telah menyukarkan seluruh dunia, namun Malaysia percaya dengan sumbangan idea inovatif dan strategi hijau, negara-negara

di rantau Asia Pasifik akan berupaya untuk bangun dari kesukaran dan bergerak ke arah mencapai pembangunan yang mampan.

 

 

Malaysia dan China telah menandatangani 'Memorandum Persefahaman (MoU) Bagi Menggalakkan Pembangunan Ekonomi Bersama

melalui Jalur Ekonomi Laluan Sutera (Silk Road Economic Belt) dan Inisiatif Laluan Sutera Maritim Abad Ke-21 (21st Century Maritime Silk

Road Initiative) pada 13 Mei 2017. Pada tahun 2020, jumlah perdagangan Malaysia dengan China telah meningkat sebanyak 4.2% dan

mencapai jumlah RM329.77 bilion. Peningkatan ini telah disumbangkan oleh kenaikan eksport ke China sebanyak 12.5% berjumlah

RM158.6 bilion. China terus kekal menjadi destinasi eksport terbesar buat Malaysia selama 12 tahun berturut-turut sejak dari tahun 2008.

 

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

23 Jun 2021


MALAYSIA URGES FOR NEGOTIATED PEACEFUL AND LASTING SOLUTION TO ISRAEL-PALESTINE CONFLICT AT THE ONLINE EXTRAORDINARY MEETING OF THE MINISTERIAL COMMITTEE OF THE NON-ALIGNED MOVEMENT (NAM) ON PALESTINE 22 JUNE 2021

Deputy Foreign Minister YB Dato' Kamarudin Jaffar delivered Malaysia’s statement at the “Online Extraordinary Meeting

of the Ministerial Committee of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) on Palestine” in the evening of 22 June 2021 via a pre-recorded video.

 

In his statement, YB Dato' Kamarudin Jaffar reiterated Malaysia’s strong condemnation of the violations and aggressions carried out by the Israeli

regime on Palestinians and reaffirmed Malaysia’s solidarity with the Palestinian people. He underscored that the only solution to the Israel -

Palestine conflict is through the creation of an independent State of Palestine, based on the pre -1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as the capital

of Palestine .

 

The Deputy Foreign Minister further called on NAM member states to support Palestine by taking the following actions:

  i.To provide assistance to assist and ease the suffering of the Palestinians;

  ii.To robustly pursue all legal, political and economic channels to pressure Israel to comply with all its obligations as prescribed under                          international law, the UN Charter and relevant Security Council resolutions including Resolution 2334; and,

 

 iii.To urge those with influence and ability to end the conflict, particularly the UN Security Council and Middle East Quartet, to carry out their                 responsibility to ensure parties involved would re-engage towards a negotiated peaceful and lasting settlement.

 

 

 

The Extraordinary Meeting was chaired by Mr. Jeyhun Bayramov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan and participated by 12

permanent members of the NAM Ministerial Committee on Palestine, including Malaysia and Palestine. At the Meeting, Minister of Foreign Affairs

of Palestine Mr. Riad Malki, informed the Committee that Israel’s oppression and assault against Palestinians as well as annexation efforts remains

stronger today. He called on NAM member states to support Palestine’s legal endeavours to hold Israel accountable for its crimes. He further

called on NAM member states to end military cooperation and trade with Israel and to compel Israel to commit openly and unequivocally to end its

occupation and respect Palestinian rights.

 

The Extraordinary Meeting then adopted a Political Declaration that calls for urgent provision of political, economic and humanitarian support to

assist the Palestinian people as well as supports the realisation of their inalienable rights and sovereign State of Palestine, with East Jerusalem as

its capital, on the basis of the pre-1967 borders. It also calls for urgent measures to ensure the protection of the Palestinian civilian population in

accordance with international law and pledges to ensure the implementation of the relevant United Nations resolutions in support of a just, lasting,

comprehensive and peaceful solution to the question of Palestine.

 

The NAM Ministerial Committee on Palestine is currently led by Azerbaijan in its capacity as the current Chair of NAM. Apart from Malaysia, the

Committee comprises of Palestine as the concerned state and 14 other Permanent Members, which are, Algeria, Bangladesh, Colombia, Cuba,

Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Venezuela, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The Committee meets annually at the United

Nations General Assembly and triennially on the margins of the NAM Summit Conference. It will also convene, as and when required, to consider

grave political and humanitarian situation in the occupied Palestinian territories.

 

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

23 June 2021


PARTICIPATION OF YB MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS MALAYSIA IN THE ASIA AND PACIFIC HIGH-LEVEL VIDEO CONFERENCE ON BELT AND ROAD COOPERATION 23 JUNE 2021

YB Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will participate at the Asia and Pacific High-Level Video Conference on Belt and Road Cooperation on 23 June 2021, at the invitation of H.E Wang Yi, State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China.

The conference will focus on open, fair and non-discriminatory international cooperation on vaccines as well as, promotion of green development for sustainable and inclusive growth.

YB Minister of Foreign Affairs will deliver a speech, in which he will among others, emphasize the importance of balancing the public health considerations and intensification of the global efforts to combating the COVID-19 pandemic under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). YB Minister will also focus on the current challenges afflicting the global vaccine equity as well as, ways to build and strengthen national resilience against the more virulent pandemics in the future.

In line with the theme of the conference, YB Minister will also share his reflection on the ‘green development’ along the peripheries of the BRI and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The pandemic has seen a protracted and difficult struggle for the world, but Malaysia believes that the throw of innovative ideas and forward-looking green strategies will enable countries in the Asia Pacific region to better emerge from the pandemic, and position them on the road towards sustainable growth.

Malaysia and China signed the ‘Memorandum of Understanding on Promoting Mutual Economic Development through the PRC’s Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Initiative on 13 May 2017. In 2020, Malaysia’s total trade with China expanded by 4.2%, reaching RM329.77 billion in value. The surge was mainly contributed by a 12.5% increase in value of export to China amounting to RM158.6 billion. China stood as Malaysia's largest export destination for 12 consecutive years since 2008.

 

PUTRAJAYA

23 June 2021


Joint Communique to Commemorate the 1st Anniversary of the Statement of Support to the Secretary-General’s Appeal for Global Ceasefire by the Co-Initiators

 

Joint Communique to Commemorate the 1st Anniversary of the Statement of Support to the Secretary-General’s Appeal for Global Ceasefire by the Co-Initiators

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On its 1st anniversary of the Statement of Support to the UN Secretary-General’s appeal for Global Ceasefire, the co-initiators, namely Bangladesh, Ecuador, Egypt, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, Oman, Senegal, Slovenia, and Sweden reaffirm their unequivocal support to the Secretary-General’s call for a global ceasefire.

The co-initiators maintain their strong belief that the UN membership must speak with a unified firm voice and send a strong political message, one which reaffirms our collective support for an immediate and effective cessation of hostilities in all corners of the world.

The co-initiators stress the importance of full implementation of Security Council resolution 2532 adopted on 1 July 2020 and resolution 2565 adopted on 26 February 2021, which supported the Secretary-General’s call for a global ceasefire.

The co-initiators also urge all parties to ensure full respect of international humanitarian law and international human rights law and underscore the importance of the protection of civilians, including women, children, as well as healthcare and essential workers in armed conflicts. All parties must also ensure that medical and humanitarian personnel and their facilities, as well as critical civilian infrastructure, are respected and protected. The consequences of the pandemic, with increasing inequalities and socioeconomic challenges, may also increase the risk for conflicts. Efforts to address them must be prioritized.

The co-initiators remain convinced that multilateralism, rule of law, dialogue, and diplomacy for peace are fundamental for the peaceful settlement of disputes, and efforts should be made in conflict prevention and peacebuilding. The co-initiators also stress the importance of addressing the root causes of conflict, as well as inequalities, injustices, and discriminations that have made some of the conflicts and wars protracted, in addition to supporting efforts aiming at achieving recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and building back better.

The co-initiators continue to support the efforts undertaken by the Secretary-General and his Special Representatives and Special Envoys in their efforts to achieve sustainable peace.

The co-initiators call on Member States and relevant parties to redouble their efforts to bring peace in the conflicts in which they are parties or have influence through effective participation of all stakeholders. The co-initiators also remain committed to contributing and working closely with all parties to building and sustaining peace.

22 June 2021

*The Statement of Support was issued on 22 June 2020 and endorsed by 172 UN Member States, NonMember Observer State, and Observer https://bit.ly/3vG6WW1


THE ADOPTION OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION ON THE SITUATION IN MYANMAR, 18 JUNE 2021

Malaysia welcomes the adoption of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolution on the Situation in Myanmar on 18 June 2021 (New York time). Malaysia supported and voted in favour of the resolution in line with our position for a continued constructive engagement in contributing to a peaceful resolution and the return to normalcy in Myanmar.

The resolution which received 119 affirmative votes, 1 against and 36 abstentions, calls for the end of violence as well as the prompt release of detained political leaders, which is vital for conducive and inclusive national dialogue and reconciliation. More importantly, the resolution calls for the swift implementation of the Five-Point Consensus reached at the Leaders’ Meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) held on 24 April 2021 and the urgent need for cooperation between all stakeholders in Myanmar with the Special Envoy of the ASEAN Chair to Myanmar and ASEAN as a whole.

Malaysia emphasised that its support for the adoption of the UNGA resolution was to ensure for an immediate end to the violence and positively contribute towards improving the situation on the ground in Myanmar.

Malaysia remains resolute and stands ready to engage constructively and galvanise efforts with the international community towards resolving the situation in Myanmar.

 

PUTRAJAYA

19 JUNE 2021