MALAYSIA STRONGLY CONDEMNS THE ATTACK IN NICE, FRANCE AND CALLS UPON THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO ADDRESS TERRORISM IN COMPREHENSIVE AND EFFECTIVE MANNER

 

MALAYSIA STRONGLY CONDEMNS THE ATTACK IN NICE, FRANCE

AND CALLS UPON THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO ADDRESS TERRORISM IN

COMPREHENSIVE AND EFFECTIVE MANNER

 

 

 

Malaysia strongly condemns the attack that took place in the French City of Nice on 29 October 2020. We extend our condolences to the families of those killed, and wish those injured in the attack a speedy recovery. We hope the attacker will be swiftly brought to justice.

 

The attack yet again reminds the international community of the urgent need for a concerted effort to eliminate acts and threats of terrorism in a comprehensive and effective manner. Evidently, this global menace recognizes no boundaries, nor religious and racial affiliation.

 

For any effort to be effective, all members of the international community should be united in addressing the root causes of terrorism and in promoting mutual respect, and harmonious and peaceful co-existence, while opposing persecution, provocation, prejudices, as well as religious or racial hatred.

 

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

 

30 October 2020


MALAYSIA STRONGLY CONDEMNS THE MISSILE ATTACK AGAINST SAUDI ARAMCO OIL FACILITY IN JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA

MALAYSIA STRONGLY CONDEMNS THE MISSILE ATTACK AGAINST

SAUDI ARAMCO OIL FACILITY IN JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA

 

 

Malaysia strongly condemns the missile attack targetting the Saudi Aramco oil facility in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on 23 November 2020.

 

Malaysia reaffirms our support for and solidarity with the brotherly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia against any attack or threat, which is in direct violation of international laws and detrimental to peace and stability in the region.

 

Malaysia urges all parties to exercise utmost restraint and avoid any provocative action.Malaysia calls for a peaceful solution to the ongoing conflict in Yemen through dialogues and negotiations.

 

 

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

 

25 November 2020


MALAYSIA AND THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA SIGN AGREEMENT TO DEEPEN COOPERATION IN VACCINE DEVELOPMENT AND ACCESSIBILITY

MALAYSIA AND THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA SIGN AGREEMENT TO

DEEPEN COOPERATION IN VACCINE DEVELOPMENT AND ACCESSIBILITY

 

 

 

KUALA LUMPUR, 18 NOVEMBER 2020 - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia are pleased to announce that today, Malaysia and the People’s Republic of China have signed an agreement on cooperation in safe and efficacious vaccine development. The Agreement aims to forge greater collaboration between both countries in combatting the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

The Agreement was signed by the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation,YB Khairy Jamaluddin and his Chinese counterpart, HE Wang Zhigang, via a virtual ceremony. This particular Agreement will be operationalized under the supervision of the High Level Committee, which will be chaired by the two Foreign Ministers; YB Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Malaysia; and HE Wang Yi, State Councilor of the State Council and Minister of Foreign Affairs for the People’s Republic of China; as agreed upon on 13 October 2020 in order to promote pragmatic cooperation and a more coherent approach in addressing post pandemic challenges.

 

During a bilateral virtual engagement earlier, both YB Khairy Jamaluddin and HE Wang Zhigang, had agreed to increase collaboration in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic through science diplomacy.

 

The Agreement provides for Malaysia to be given priority access to COVID-19 vaccines developed by China, knowledge sharing and expertise as well as facilitate scientific and technological capabilities to advance vaccine development in both countries. Both countries will also support the participation of their public and private sectors including universities, institutions, societies and organisations in joint collaborative projects.

 

Both Governments have further agreed that both countries will also support and encourage their enterprises to establish all-round cooperation in vaccine research and development (R&D) and supply. This Agreement shall remain in force for an initial period of five (5) years and shall be automatically extended for a further period of one (1) year each at a time, upon mutual agreement by both parties.

 

 

- END –

 

 

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, MALAYSIA

 

AND

 

MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION, MALAYSIA

 

 

18 November 2020


MALAYSIA WELCOMES THE PEACE AGREEMENT BETWEEN AZERBAIJAN AND ARMENIA

MALAYSIA WELCOMES

THE PEACE AGREEMENT BETWEEN AZERBAIJAN AND ARMENIA

 

 

Malaysia welcomes the peace agreement which was concluded by the Republic of Azerbaijan and Republic of Armenia on 9 November 2020 to end the military hostilities in the Nagorno-Karabakh region and its surrounding areas. We commend the important efforts particularly by the Russian Federation that have resulted in this very positive development.

 

Malaysia joins the international community in calling upon all concerned parties to allow the peace agreement to sustain, and for them to resume negotiations aimed at resolving this conflict through dialogue and diplomacy, in accordance with international laws and the relevant United Nations Security Council Resolutions.

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

 

13 November 2020


MAKLUM BALAS TERHADAP KENYATAAN YAB MENTERI BESAR JOHOR BERHUBUNG SOP SKIM DAILY COMMUTING ARRANGEMENT (DCA)

MAKLUM BALAS TERHADAP KENYATAAN YAB MENTERI BESAR JOHOR

BERHUBUNG SOP SKIM DAILY COMMUTING ARRANGEMENT (DCA)

 

 

1. Saya ambil maklum kenyataan Menteri Besar Johor yang menyarankan kepada Kerajaan Persekutuan Standard Operating Prosedur (SOP) bagi skim ketiga

pembukaan sempadan Malaysia-Singapura iaitu Daily Commuting Arrangement (DCA).

 

2. Penting untuk saya nyatakan, keputusan muktamad untuk membenarkan DCA dilaksanakan bukan di bawah bidang kuasa Kementerian Luar Negeri.

 

3. Perkara ini berkait rapat dengan soal keselamatan dan kesihatan. Justeru, memandangkan Kerajaan Negeri Johor menyatakan mereka telah bersedia untuk

melaksanakan DCA, Kerajaan Negeri Johor perlu membentangkan perancangan mereka secara terperinci kepada Majlis Keselamatan Negara (MKN) dan Jabatan

Imigresen Malaysia (JIM) serta membincangkannya dengan Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (KKM).

 

4. Hanya apabila MKN, JIM dan KKM sebulat suara memutuskan agar DCA boleh dilaksanakan barulah Kementerian Luar Negeri akan memainkan peranan untuk

berunding dengan Kerajaan Singapura.

 

5. Dalam pada itu, berhubung cadangan Kerajaan Negeri Johor supaya tempoh kuarantin bagi rakyat Malaysia yang ingin pulang ke tanah air (yang bukan di bawah

kategori Peraturan Ulang Alik Berkala (PCA)) hanya 7 hari di pusat kuarantin danrumah masing-masing, Kementerian Luar Negeri telah mengajukan cadangan ini

kepada KKM untuk maklum balas dan pertimbangan. Sekali lagi saya tegaskan,Kementerian Luar Negeri bukan pihak yang boleh membuat keputusan dalam soal

kuarantin ini. Saya menasihatkan agar Kerajaan Negeri Johor berbincang terus dengan KMM berhubung perkara ini.

 

 

YB DATO’ SERI HISHAMMUDDIN TUN HUSSEIN

MENTERI LUAR NEGERI

 

 

12 NOVEMBER 2020