YB Dato’ Sri Anifah Hj. Aman, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, undertook a working visit to the Republic of the Philippines on 20 – 22 April 2016.
YB Dato’ Sri Anifah Hj. Aman met his counterpart, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Philippines, His Excellency Jose Rene D. Almendras, on 21 April 2016 and reaffirmed the close bilateral relations between the two countries.
YB Minister of Foreign Affairs expressed the serious concern of the Government of Malaysia on the kidnapping activities especially the four Malaysians namely Wong Teck Kang, 31; Wong Hung Sing, 34; Wong Teck Chii, 29 and Johnny Lau Jung Hien, 21 on 1 April 2016. YB Minister of Foreign Affairs expressed the importance to intensify cooperation towards securing the release of the four Malaysians. This includes cooperation in intelligence sharing and patrolling.
The Secretary of Foreign Affairs gave his assurance that the Philippine Government is taking all the necessary measures to ensure their safe release.
The two Ministers also exchanged views on regional issues including on the issue of the South China Sea.