OFFICIAL VISIT OF THE HONOURABLE DATO’ SERI HISHAMMUDDIN TUN HUSSEIN MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF MALAYSIA TO NEGARA BRUNEI DARUSSALAM 28 FEBRUARY – 1 MARCH 2021

OFFICIAL VISIT OF

THE HONOURABLE DATO’ SERI HISHAMMUDDIN TUN HUSSEIN

MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF MALAYSIA

TO NEGARA BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

28 FEBRUARY – 1 MARCH 2021

 

The Honourable Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein will undertake an official visit to Bandar Seri Begawan from 28 February to 1 March 2021. This is the Honourable Foreign Minister’s first official visit to Negara Brunei Darussalam since he assumed office on 10 March 2020. Honourable Foreign Minister will be accompanied by a small delegation comprising officials from Wisma Putra.

 

The official visit is to honour the invitation extended by His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan Negara Brunei Darussalam to Honourable Foreign Minister earlier this year.

 

During the visit, The Honourable Foreign Minister will have an Audience with His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah. The Audience will be preceded by a meeting with His Excellency Dato Seri Setia Haji Erywan Haji Mohd Yusof, Foreign Minister II of Brunei Darussalam.

 

The visit will afford the two closest neighbours to take stock of the progress of the on-going bilateral cooperation and further enhance the post COVID-19 cooperation that will benefit the peoples of both countries. This will further strengthen the existing special relations shared between Malaysia and Brunei. Both sides are also expected to discuss issues deliberated at bilateral mechanisms including Malaysia-Brunei Annual Leaders’ Consultation, cooperation in the oil and gas sector, progress relating to Malaysia-Brunei land boundary as well as Brunei’s Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2021.

 

The visit will be held in full compliance with the strict COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) put in place by the Government of Brunei and the Government of Malaysia.

 

PUTRAJAYA

27 February 2021


LAWATAN RASMI YB DATO’ SERI HISHAMMUDDIN TUN HUSSEIN MENTERI LUAR NEGERI MALAYSIA KE NEGARA BRUNEI DARUSSALAM 28 FEBRUARI – 1 MAC 2021

LAWATAN RASMI

YB DATO’ SERI HISHAMMUDDIN TUN HUSSEIN

MENTERI LUAR NEGERI MALAYSIA KE NEGARA BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

28 FEBRUARI – 1 MAC 2021

 

YB Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein akan mengadakan lawatan rasmi ke Bandar Seri Begawan dari 28 Februari hingga 1 Mac 2021. Ini merupakan lawatan pertama beliau ke Negara Brunei Darussalam setelah dilantik menjadi Menteri Luar Negeri pada 10 Mac 2020. YB Menteri Luar Negeri akan diiringi delegasi kecil yang terdiri daripada pegawai-pegawai daripada Wisma Putra.

 

Lawatan rasmi ini adalah untuk memenuhi jemputan daripada Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan dan Yang Di-Pertuan Negara Brunei Darussalam kepada YB Menteri Luar Negeri.

 

Semasa lawatan tersebut, YB Menteri Luar Negeri akan menghadap Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah dan sebelum itu beliau akan bertemu dengan rakan sejawat, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Haji Erywan Haji Mohd Yusof, Menteri Luar Negeri II Brunei Darussalam.

 

Kedua-dua pihak akan menilai kemajuan kerjasama yang sedang berjalan disamping mengukuhkan lagi hubungan istimewa sedia ada dan kerjasama pasca COVID-19 yang akan memberi manfaat kepada rakyat kedua-dua buah negara. Kedua-dua Menteri Luar Negeri akan berbincang mengenai perkara di bawah mekanisma dua hala terutamanya mengenai Rundingan Pemimpin Tahunan, kerjasama dalam bidang perdagangan, sektor minyak dan gas, isu persempadanan darat serta Kepengerusian ASEAN 2021 oleh Brunei Darussalam.

 

Lawatan ini dirancang dan dikendalikan berdasarkan tatacara-tatacara dan Prosedur Operasi Standard (SOP) pencegahan COVID-19 yang amat ketat seperti ditetapkan oleh Kerajaan Brunei Darussalam dan Kerajaan Malaysia.

 

PUTRAJAYA

27 Februari 2021


PANGGILAN TELEFON DI ANTARA YB MENTERI LUAR NEGERI MALAYSIA DAN SETIAUSAHA LUAR, HAL EHWAL KOMANWEL DAN PEMBANGUNAN UNITED KINGDOM

PANGGILAN TELEFON DI ANTARA 

YB MENTERI LUAR NEGERI MALAYSIA DAN 

SETIAUSAHA LUAR, HAL EHWAL KOMANWEL DAN PEMBANGUNAN UNITED KINGDOM

 

Pada 25 Februari 2021, YB Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, Menteri Luar Negeri Malaysia telah mengadakan perbualan telefon bersama rakan sejawatnya dari UK, Setiausaha Luar Dominic Raab. Kedua-dua menteri telah mengadakan perbincangan secara mendalam mengenai kerjasama dua hala, serta isu-isu serantau dan antarabangsa.

 

YB Dato‘ Seri Hishammuddin dan Setiausaha Luar Raab bersetuju untuk mengambil langkah yang lebih kukuh ke arah meningkatkan hubungan dua hala yang sedia terjalin di antara Malaysia dan UK pasca BREXIT.

 

Kedua-dua menteri akan meneroka jalinan kerjasama berhubung COVID-19 yang lebih spesifik berikutan pelancaran program vaksinasi di Malaysia dan UK. Ini termasuk program vaksinasi timbal balas buat rakyat kedua-dua negara yang melibatkan diplomat, pelajar dan ekspatriat, gelembung perjalanan timbal balik (reciprocal travel bubble), dan jaminan akses vaksin buatan UK untuk Malaysia.

 

Mengambilkira hubungan substantif dan prospek UK yang sedia ada dalam pembangunan Komuniti ASEAN, YB Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin mengulangi sokongan kuat Malaysia ke atas permohonan UK untuk menjadi Rakan Dialog ASEAN.

 

Kedua-dua menteri juga bertukar-tukar pandangan mengenai situasi semasa di Myanmar, dan Setiausaha Luar Raab menyatakan sokongannya terhadap inisiatif Malaysia, Indonesia dan Brunei untuk mengadakan Mesyuarat Menteri ASEAN tidak rasmi pada minggu depan.

 

Mengenai penganjuran Persidangan Perubahan Iklim Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu (COP26) oleh UK pada tahun ini, kedua-dua menteri menyatakan komitmen mereka terhadap Perjanjian Iklim Paris (Paris Agreement) mengenai perubahan iklim. YB Dato‘ Seri Hishammuddin menyatakan bahawa rizab hutan simpan Malaysia pada masa ini berada pada 55.3 peratus atau 18.3 juta hektar dari keseluruhan kawasan tanah, melebihi komitmen awal Malaysia pada Sidang Kemuncak Bumi di Rio (Rio Earth Summit) pada tahun 1992.

 

Kedua-dua menteri juga bersetuju untuk mengadakan perbincangan secara bersemuka bagi meningkatkan kerjasama di era pasca-COVID-19. YB Dato ’Seri Hishammuddin turut mengalu-alukan kedatangan Setiausaha Luar Raab ke Malaysia pada tahun ini bagi mengekalkan momentum kerjasama yang sedia ada dan mengukuhkan lagi hubungan dua hala di antara Malaysia dan UK.

 

PUTRAJAYA

26 Februari 2021


PHONE CALL BETWEEN YB FOREIGN MINISTER OF MALAYSIA WITH SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN, COMMONWEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT AFFAIRS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM

PHONE CALL BETWEEN 

YB FOREIGN MINISTER OF MALAYSIA WITH 

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN, 

COMMONWEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT AFFAIRS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM

 

On 25 February 2021, YB Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, Foreign Minister of Malaysia had a phone conversation with his UK counterpart, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab. Both ministers had an in-depth discussion on bilateral cooperation, as well as regional and international issues.

 

YB Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin and Foreign Secretary Raab agreed to undertake further concrete steps towards elevation of the already excellent state of Malaysia-UK relations post-BREXIT.

 

Both Ministers will be looking into specific COVID-19 cooperation since both Malaysia and the UK have rolled out the vaccination plans. This includes reciprocal vaccination arrangement for both nationals covering diplomats, students and expatriates, reciprocal travel bubble, and guaranteed access to UK manufactured vaccines for Malaysia.

 

Considering UK’s existing substantive linkages and prospective contributions to ASEAN Community-building, YB Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin reiterated Malaysia’s strong support for the UK’s application for ASEAN’s Dialogue Partnership.

 

Both ministers also exchanged views on the situation in Myanmar, and Foreign Secretary Raab expressed his support for the initiative by Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei to convene an informal ASEAN Ministerial Meeting next week.

 

On the hosting of UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) this year by the UK, both ministers reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris Agreement on climate change. YB Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin stated that Malaysia’s forest reserve is currently at 55.3 percent or 18.3 million hectares of our total land area, exceeding Malaysia’s initial commitment at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992.

 

Moving forward, both ministers agreed that it is imperative to resume face-to-face discussions and intensify cooperation in the post-COVID-19 era. YB Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin welcomed Foreign Secretary Raab to undertake a visit to Malaysia this year to maintain continuous engagement and further strengthen the long-standing relations between Malaysia and the UK.

 

PUTRAJAYA

26 February 2021


MEETING OF THE MINISTERS OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF MALAYSIA AND THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 8 FEBRUARY 2021

 

 

 

MEETING OF THE MINISTERS OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF MALAYSIA AND THE

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 8 FEBRUARY 2021

 

 

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, Hon. Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein held a constructive and productive meeting with

His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United

Arab Emirates (UAE) on 8 February 2021.

 

Both Ministers expressed their satisfaction at the current state of bilateral relations between Malaysia and the UAE. They agreed to foster

greater cooperation between the two close partners, especially in boosting economic opportunities as both countries are focused on a

strong and resilient economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. In this regard, the two Ministers discussed important initiatives under

four (4) priority areas of cooperation in the post-pandemic era namely, trade and investments, agriculture and food security, health, and

diplomatic exchanges.

 

The working visit has provided a new impetus to the strong and brotherly ties between Malaysia and the UAE. The UAE is one of 

Malaysia’s main trading partners. In 2019, total trade between Malaysia and the UAE was valued at USD6.43 billion. The UAE is also

Malaysia’s largest export destination and second-largest source of import in the West Asia region. Given Malaysia’s strategic location in the

Southeast Asian region, Malaysia is committed to being the gateway for the UAE to enter the Southeast Asian market, which is home to

over 650 million people.

 

The Hon. Foreign Minister, Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin will return to Malaysia on 9 February 2021, and will undergo mandatory quarantine

adhering to COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) as prescribed by the Ministry of Health (MOH).

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

9 FEBRUARY 2021