VISIT TO MINDANAO STATE UNIVERSITY
Mindanao State University organized a Forum on Malaysian Foreign Policy and ASEAN on 6 August 2015. It was attended by more than 500 people including lecturers, students and staff of MSU, Marawi City Council and the local community. Welcoming remarks was given by the Honorable Macapado A. Muslim, President of MSU in which he praised Malaysia for the development achieved and efforts and attention given by the Government towards the educational system in the country.
During the speech given by H.E Dato’ Ambassador Mohd Zamri Mohd Kassim, he touched few important aspects such as the foreign policy of Malaysia as the extension of national interests, the art of diplomacy, the concept of prosper thy neighbor, role of Malaysia as the Chairman of ASEAN 2015 and the non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and support by Malaysia towards the Mindanao peace process as a mean to ensure more development in the area. He also highlighted the various training programme offered by Malaysia to the Philippines including Mindanao under the ambit of MTCP and the establishment of Joint Committee on Assistance for the Socio-Economic Advancement of Muslim Filipinos as good platforms for the development and capacity building for Muslim community in Mindanao.