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MESYUARAT MENTERI-MENTERI LUAR NEGERI ASEAN ke-54 (AMM ke-54)
DAN MESYUARAT BERKAITAN, 2-7 OGOS 2021, MELALUI PERSIDANGAN VIDEO
Menteri Kanan Luar Negeri Malaysia, YB Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein bakal mengetuai delegasi Malaysia ke Mesyuarat Menteri – Menteri Luar Negeri ASEAN Ke-54 (AMM Ke-54) dan Mesyuarat – Mesyuarat berkaitan secara persidangan video mulai 2 hingga 7 Ogos 2021. Selaku Pengerusi ASEAN 2021, kesemua mesyuarat tersebut akan dihoskan oleh Brunei Darussalam.
Semasa AMM ke-54, Menteri Luar Negeri ASEAN akan membincangkan kemajuan Pembangunan Komuniti ASEAN, Keutamaan dan Hasil Utama ASEAN termasuk strategi bersama pemulihan sosio-ekonomi COVID-19, pelaksanaan Pelan Pembangunan Keselamatan Politik ASEAN 2025, isu-isu serantau serta persiapan untuk Sidang Kemuncak ASEAN ke-38 dan ke-39 dan Mesyuarat – Mesyuarat yang Berkaitan, yang dijadualkan pada Oktober 2021.
Secara keseluruhannya, sepanjang enam hari AMM Ke-54, YB Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein dijadual menyertai mesyuarat-mesyuarat seperti berikut:
1. Mesyuarat Menteri – Menteri Luar Negeri ASEAN Ke-54
2. Mesyuarat Menteri – Menteri Luar Negeri ASEAN+3 Ke-22 (APT FMM Ke-22)
3. Mesyuarat Suruhanjaya Kawasan Bebas Senjata Nuklear Asia Tenggara (SEANWFZ)
4. Mesyuarat Majlis Komuniti Politik-Keselamatan ASEAN (APSC) ke-23
5. Mesyuarat Majlis Penyelarasan ASEAN (ACC) ke-29
6. Mesyuarat Suamuka (interface) bersama wakil-wakil Suruhanjaya Antara Kerajaan ASEAN Mengenai Hak Asasi Manusia (AICHR)
7. Mesyuarat Menteri – Menteri Luar Negeri ASEAN – ROK
8. Mesyuarat Menteri – Menteri Luar Negeri ASEAN-China
9. Mesyuarat Menteri – Menteri Luar Negeri ASEAN – Jepun
10. Mesyuarat Menteri – Menteri Luar Negeri ASEAN – Amerika Syarikat
11. Mesyuarat Menteri – Menteri Luar Negeri ASEAN – Australia (Mempengerusikan Bersama)
12. Mesyuarat Menteri – Menteri Luar Negeri ASEAN – Russia
13. Mesyuarat Menteri – Menteri Luar Negeri Sempena Sidang Kemuncak Asia Timur Ke-11 (EAS FMM Ke-11)
14. Mesyuarat Menteri – Menteri Luar Negeri ASEAN – Kanada
15. Mesyuarat Menteri – Menteri Luar Negeri ASEAN – New Zealand
16. Mesyuarat Menteri – Menteri Luar Negeri ASEAN – India
17. Mesyuarat Menteri – Menteri Luar Negeri ASEAN – Kesatuan Eropah (EU)
18. Forum Serantau ASEAN ke-28 (ARF Ke-28)
Malaysia merupakan Negara Penyelaras untuk hubungan dialog ASEAN-Australia bagi tempoh 2018-2021. Dato' Seri Hishammuddin dan rakan sejawatnya dari Australia, Senator Marise Payne, Menteri Luar Negeri dan Menteri Wanita Australia, akan mempengerusikan secara bersama Mesyuarat Menteri – Menteri Luar Negeri ASEAN – Australia.
Di akhir mesyuarat ini, Malaysia akan menyerahkan peranan sebagai Negara Penyelaras untuk hubungan dialog ASEAN-Australia kepada Lao PDR. Malaysia juga akan mengambil alih peranan Negara Penyelaras untuk hubungan dialog ASEAN – Kanada daripada Myanmar selepas Mesyuarat Menteri – Menteri Luar Negeri ASEAN – Kanada.
Di akhir AMM Ke-54 dan Mesyuarat – Mesyuarat Berkaitan, Menteri – Menteri Luar Negeri ASEAN dijangka memperakukan beberapa dokumen, termasuk Kenyataan Bersama AMM Ke-54 yang akan memperincikan hasil perbincangan serta keputusan strategik yang dicapai semasa mesyuarat-mesyuarat tersebut.
1 OGOS 2021
54th ASEAN FOREIGN MINISTERS’ MEETING (54th AMM) AND RELATED MEETINGS, 2-7 AUGUST 2021, VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE
Senior Minister of Foreign Affairs YB Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein will be leading Malaysia’s delegation to the 54th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (54th AMM) and Related Meetings on 2-7 August 2021 via video conference. All meetings will be hosted by Brunei Darussalam, in its role as ASEAN Chair for 2021.
At the 54th AMM, ASEAN Foreign Ministers will discuss the progress of ASEAN Community Building, ASEAN 2021 Priorities and Key Deliverables including the collective and COVID-19 socio-economic recovery strategy, the implementation of ASEAN Political-Security Blueprint 2025, regional and international issues as well as preparations for the 38th and the 39th ASEAN Summits and Related Summits, which will are scheduled to be held back to back in October 2021.
Over the six days of the 54th AMM, Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein is scheduled to participate in the following meetings:
1. 54th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
2. 22nd ASEAN Plus Three (+3) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
3. Meeting of the Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone (SEANWFZ) Commission
4. 23rd ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) Council Meeting
5. 29th ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC)
6. ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting Interface with ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) Representatives
7. ASEAN – ROK Ministerial Meeting
8. ASEAN – China Ministerial Meeting
9. ASEAN – Japan Ministerial Meeting
10. ASEAN – U.S. Ministerial Meeting
11. ASEAN – Australia Ministerial Meeting (Co-Chair)
12. ASEAN – Russia Ministerial Meeting
13. 11th East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
14. ASEAN – Canada Ministerial Meeting
15. ASEAN – New Zealand Ministerial Meeting
16. ASEAN – India Ministerial Meeting
17. ASEAN – European Union (EU) Ministerial Meeting
18. 28th ASEAN Regional Forum
Malaysia, as country coordinator for ASEAN-Australia Dialogue Relations for 2018-2021, will co-chair the ASEAN – Australia Ministerial Meeting. Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein and his Australian counterpart, Senator Marise Payne, will lead the discussion on issues of mutual concern.
At the end of the meeting, Malaysia will be handing over the country coordinator ship for ASEAN – Australia dialogue relations to Lao PDR. Malaysia will also be taking over the country coordinator ship of ASEAN – Canada dialogue relations from Myanmar following the ASEAN – Canada Ministerial Meeting.
At the conclusion of the 54th AMM and Related Meetings, Foreign Ministers are expected to adopt several outcome documents, including the 54th AMM Joint Communiqué, which will highlight the outcomes of discussion as well as strategic and important decisions made during the meetings.
1 AUGUST 2021
JOINT JIT MINISTERIAL STATEMENT MARKING THE 7TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DOWNING OF MH17 17 JULY 2021
We, the Foreign Ministers of Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands, and Ukraine, whose countries comprise the Joint Investigation Team, today mark the seventh anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, resulting in the tragic deaths of 298 passengers and crew members. Our thoughts remain with those who perished on board, their families and loved ones. While nothing can bring back those who lost their lives, or diminish the anguish and grief suffered by the family members, it is imperative that we remain steadfast in our commitment to pursuing truth, justice and accountability. We acknowledge the cooperation of our respective investigative agencies and reiterate our full support for their efforts to establish the truth of what happened. We also have full confidence in the independent, open and impartial criminal proceedings against the alleged perpetrators. We reiterate our deepest sympathies and condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of the downing of Flight MH17.
PUTRAJAYA 17 JULY 2021
Deputy Foreign Minister YB Dato' Kamarudin Jaffar delivered Malaysia’s statement at the “Online Mid-Term Ministerial Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)” in the evening of 14 July 2021 via a pre-recorded video.
In his statement, the Deputy Foreign Minister focused on three (3) essential issues, which are, the COVID-19 pandemic, the current situation in Palestine and the threat of nuclear weapons. He urged the Movement to work together to mitigate the impact of the pandemic and to ensure ample supplies of vaccine to all NAM Member States.
The Deputy Foreign Minister also urged the Movement to do all it can to put a stop to Israel’s violations towards the Palestinians and ensure the Occupying Power is held accountable for its crimes. He further called upon NAM Member States to sign and accept the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) which entered into force early this year.
The NAM Mid-Term Ministerial Conference is usually convened a year and a half after the last NAM Summit to, among others, review developments and decisions of the preceding Summit and discuss matters of urgency. The Conference this year gathered NAM Member States to strengthen multilateral efforts in addressing global challenges, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. With the theme of “NAM at the Center of Multilateral Efforts in Responding to Global Challenges”, the Conference was participated by NAM Member States as well as observer states at the Ministerial, Deputy Ministerial and Ambassadorial level. It was chaired by Mr. Araz Azimov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
The Conference adopted a Political Declaration that highlights the central role played by NAM in mobilizing global efforts to address the negative consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the Declaration reaffirms the Movement’s shared commitment to maintaining and promoting international and regional peace, security and stability, as well as to peaceful resolution of disputes. It also welcomes Russia’s admission as an observer state of the Movement.
PUTRAJAYA 15 JULY 2021
MALAYSIA- UNITED STATES COOPERATION ON COVID-19 RESPONSE
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomes the arrival on 5 July 2021 of one (1) million doses of COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine contribution from the United States of America to Malaysia.
On behalf of the Government of Malaysia, I would like to once again express my sincere gratitude to my counterpart, His Excellency Antony Blinken and the Government of the United States for the generous contribution of its COVID-19 vaccines. These vaccines will greatly intensify Malaysia’s vaccination process and make meaningful progress to the ongoing rollout of Malaysia’s National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme.
The United States, through its Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, has also been extending various assistance and contributions to Malaysia since the start of the pandemic last year, including the in-kind contribution of medical supplies, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and ICT equipment, worth USD 250,000. Malaysia is highly appreciative of the invaluable support extended thus far by the United States and hope the close and friendly ties will be further strengthened for the mutual benefits of our two countries.
As conveyed earlier in my letter of 4 June 2021 to Secretary Blinken, I would also like to reiterate that Malaysia welcomes President Joe Biden's 3 June announcement of the United States' expression of support for temporary waiver of the Intellectual Property (IP) protection on COVID-19 vaccines. The Right Honourable Prime Minister, Tan Sri Dato' Haji Mahiaddin bin Haji Md Yassin had also announced in his address to the Nikkei International Conference in May 2021 Malaysia's support for the IP protection waiver for COVID-19 vaccines. In the common pursuit for equitable global access to the COVID-19 vaccines, Malaysia stands ready to establish all-round cooperation with the United States in vaccine research, development, and distribution.
YB DATO’ SERI HISHAMMUDDIN TUN HUSSEIN
4 JULY 2021