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THE MEETING BY THE AMBASSADOR OF MALAYSIA TO MYANMAR
AT THE MINISTRY OF ELECTRICITY AND ENERGY OF THE REPUBLIC UNION OF MYANMAR
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia refers to media inquiries about the meeting of the Ambassador of Malaysia to Myanmar at the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) in Nay Pyi Taw on 7 April 2021.
The meeting was held to convey to the MOEE the decision of PETRONAS Carigali Myanmar (Hong Kong) Limited (PCML), a subsidiary of PETRONAS, to suspend temporarily the upstream operations of Yetagun gas project.
The meeting does not construe a recognition or otherwise of the State Administration Council (SAC).
Malaysia’s position on Myanmar is clear and consistent. We have persistently called for an immediate end to violence, unconditional and immediate release of political detainees, and resumption of an inclusive dialogue involving all concerned parties for a political transition and peaceful settlement of the ongoing crisis in the interest of Myanmar and her people.
We will continue our constructive engagements with all concerned parties towards this end.
8 APRIL 2021
PM TAN SRI MUHYIDDIN YASSIN WILL LEAD MALAYSIA'S DELEGATION
AT THE VIRTUAL 10TH D-8 ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION (D-8) SUMMIT, 8 APRIL 2021
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will lead Malaysia's delegation at the 10th Summit of the D-8 Organisation for Economic Cooperation (D-8) on 8 April 2021. The Virtual Summit is hosted by Bangladesh, the current Chair of the D-8 Summit.
The Summit was preceded by the 19th Session of the D-8 Council of Ministers on 7 April 2021, attended by Foreign Minister Dato' Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein. The 43rd Session of the D-8 Commission was held on 5 – 6 April 2021.
The theme for this year's D-8 Summit, "Partnership for a Transformative World: Harnessing the Power of Youth and Technology", is timely given the need for D-8 to explore new opportunities through the empowerment of youth and digital technology in addressing the current global economic challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Leaders are expected to discuss and review the developments and achievements of the six areas of economic cooperation and formulate the economic cooperation plans for the next decade.
The six (6) areas of economic cooperation under the D-8 are trade, agriculture and food security, industrial cooperation and SMEs, transportation, energy and minerals, and tourism.
Leaders are also expected to adopt two (2) outcome documents: the Dhaka Declaration and D-8 Decennial Roadmap for 2020-2030.
The Dhaka Declaration reaffirms Member States' commitments towards the D-8's objectives and cooperation framework in charting D-8's future strategic direction.
The D-8 Decennial Roadmap for 2020-2030 will guide the work of the D-8 towards the D-8 achievements for the next ten years.
This year's Summit is expected to generate new initiatives and ideas to achieve the objectives and aspiration of the D-8. Malaysia's participation at the Summit will demonstrate Malaysia's continued commitment and support to the initiatives under the D-8 cooperation framework.
The D-8 Secretariat, based in Istanbul, Turkey, is led by Datuk Ku Jaafar Ku Shaari, the first Malaysian to hold the Secretary-General position. He was appointed on 1 January 2018.
07 APRIL 2021
PM YAB TAN SRI MUHYIDDIN YASSIN AKAN MENGETUAI DELEGASI MALAYSIA
KE SIDANG KEMUNCAK KUMPULAN LAPAN NEGARA MEMBANGUN (D-8) KE-10 (SECARA MAYA) 8 APRIL 2021
Perdana Menteri YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin akan mengetuai delegasi Malaysia ke Sidang Kemuncak Kumpulan Lapan Negara Membangun (D-8) Ke-10 yang diadakan secara maya pada 8 April 2021. Sidang Kemuncak ini dihoskan oleh Bangladesh selaku Pengerusi Sidang Kemuncak D-8.
Sidang Kemuncak ini telah didahului dengan Sesi Mesyuarat Majlis Menteri-Menteri D-8 Ke-19 yang disertai oleh Menteri Luar Negeri YB Dato' Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein pada 7 April 2021. Sesi Mesyuarat Pesuruhjaya D-8 Ke-43 pula telah diadakan pada 5 – 6 April 2021.
Tema Sidang Kemuncak pada tahun ini iaitu “Partnership for a Transformative World: Harnessing the Power of Youth and Technology”, adalah bertepatan dengan agenda D-8 untuk mengkaji semula insiaiatif sedia ada dan pada masa yang sama meneroka peluang baharu melalui pemerkasaan belia dan teknologi digital, dalam menangani cabaran ekonomi global, yang terjejas teruk akibat pandemik COVID-19.
Para pemimpin dijangka membincang dan memperhalusi perkembangan serta pencapaian kerjasama ekonomi yang wujud sejak dua dekad yang lalu seterusnya merangka rancangan kerjasama ekonomi untuk dekad seterusnya.
Kerjasama ekonomi di bawah Kumpulan D-8 meliputi enam (6) bidang keutamaan iaitu perdagangan, kerjasama industri dan perusahaan kecil dan sederhana, pertanian, pengangkutan, tenaga dan mineral serta pelancongan.
Para pemimpin juga akan menerima pakai dua (2) dokumen hasil iaitu Deklarasi Dhaka dan Pelan Hala Tuju D-8 2020-2030.
Deklarasi Dhaka akan memperkukuh komitmen negara anggota bagi menyempurnakan objektif dan kerjasama D-8 dalam merangka strategi masa hadapan manakala Pelan Hala Tuju D-8 bagi tempoh 2020 – 2030 akan menyediakan garis panduan bagi pemantauan dan penilaian ke atas pencapaian D-8 untuk 10 tahun.
Sidang Kemuncak ini juga dijangka akan menjana idea dan inisiatif baharu bagi mencapai objektif dan aspirasi Kumpulan D-8. Penyertaan Malaysia ke Sidang Kemuncak ini secara langsung menzahirkan komitmen dan sokongan berterusan Malaysia terhadap inisiatif-inisiatif di bawah rangka kerjasama D-8.
Setiausaha Agung D-8 kini ialah Dato' Ku Jaafar Ku Shaari, iaitu rakyat Malaysia pertama yang dilantik ke jawatan tersebut. Beliau telah dilantik pada 1 Januari 2018 untuk tempoh 4 tahun.
JOINT STATEMENT ON THE
23RD ANNUAL LEADERS’ CONSULTATION
HIS MAJESTY SULTAN HAJI HASSANAL BOLKIAH MU’IZZADDIN WADDAULAH,
SULTAN AND YANG DI-PERTUAN OF BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
THE RIGHT HONOURABLE TAN SRI MUHYIDDIN YASSIN,
PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
4 – 5 APRIL 2021
His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam warmly welcomed The Right Honourable Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Prime Minister of Malaysia and spouse, Her Excellency Puan Sri Noorainee Abdul Rahman, for their first official visit to Brunei Darussalam on 4 – 5 April 2021.
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
5 April 2021
OFFICIAL VISIT OF
THE RIGHT HONOURABLE TAN SRI MUHYIDDIN YASSIN
PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA TO NEGARA BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
The Right Honourable Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will undertake an official visit to Bandar Seri Begawan from 4th to 5th April 2021 in conjunction with the 23rd Malaysia-Brunei Darussalam Annual Leaders’ Consultation. The official visit is also to honour the invitation extended by His Majesty Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah to the Right Honourable Prime Minister.
This is the Right Honourable Prime Minister’s first meeting with His Majesty Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Negara Brunei Darussalam, under the Annual Leaders’ Consultation framework.
During the visit, The Right Honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia will hold a meeting with His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah. The meeting will be followed by an Official Luncheon hosted by His Majesty the Sultan.
A. MALAYSIA-BRUNEI 23rd ANNUAL LEADERS’ CONSULTATION
The Annual Leaders’ Consultation is the highest platform for discussion on a wide range of bilateral, regional and global issues of common interest to both countries. Both Leaders will take the opportunity of this important annual meeting to take stock of the progress of the on-going special relations, cooperation and further enhance the post COVID-19 cooperation that will benefit the peoples of both countries. This, among others, would include discussions on the establishment of the Reciprocal Green Lane Arrangement (RGL), initiating cooperation on vaccine diplomacy between both countries and promotion of closer economic cooperation.
A Joint Statement will be issued after the meeting. During the Consultation, both Leaders will also be witnessing the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Natural Disaster Management as well as the formalisation of the Unitisation Agreement between PETRONAS and Brunei’s National Unitisation Secretariat (BNUS) in the oil and gas sector. The 22 Annual Leaders’ Consultation was held in Putrajaya on 5 March 2019.
B. OFFICIAL VISIT WILL BE UNDERTAKEN WITH A SMALL DELEGATION AND STRICT ADHERENCE TO COVID-19 PREVENTATIVE STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES (SOP)
Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam, The Right Honourable Prime Minister has instructed for the duration of the official visit to be less than 24 hours.
To minimize the risks of COVID-19, The Right Honourable Prime Minister will be accompanied by his wife, YABhg. Puan Sri Noorainee Abdul Rahman and a small delegation comprising the Honourable Dato' Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, Minister of Foreign Affairs and senior government officials.
The official visit will also be subjected to strict COVID-19 preventative SOP as agreed upon by the Ministry of Health of Malaysia, National Security Council of Malaysia and the Ministry of Health of Brunei Darussalam. The SOP includes:
i. The Malaysian delegation is required to take a swab test before departing to Brunei Darussalam. Only individuals with negative test results within 72 hours are allowed to be part of the official visit;
ii. The delegation will be flying with a special aircraft in order to create a travel bubble to Brunei Darussalam;
iii. The Malaysian delegation is required to take another swab test upon arrival at the airport in Bandar Seri Begawan. Only individuals with negative test results which are verified by the relevant Bruneian authorities will be taken directly to their accommodation;
iv. The Malaysian delegation is prohibited from moving anywhere on their own except to designated areas of the official visit;
v. The Malaysian delegation will remain confined to their accommodation and designated areas of the official visit;
vi. Brunei Darussalam is a green zone country whereby it has been reported that for over 250 days, Brunei Darussalam has recorded zero cases of local transmission of COVID-19; and
vii. The Government of Brunei has given their assurance that the official visit will be held under very strict COVID-19 preventative SOP.
3 APRIL 2021