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WORKING VISIT OF YAB PRIME MINISTER TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO ATTEND THE ASEAN-UNITED STATES SPECIAL SUMMIT IN WASHINGTON D.C., 10-13 MAY 202

The Honorable Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Dato' Sri Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob undertook a working visit to Washington D.C., United States of America, to attend the ASEAN-United States Special Summit (AUSS) from 12-13 May 2022.

YAB Prime Minister led the Malaysian delegation to the summit, accompanied by YB Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, Senior Minister of International Trade & Industry (MITI), as well as senior officials from the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of International Trade & Industry.

During the Special Summit, YAB Prime Minister and other ASEAN Leaders participated in a series of meetings and discussions with the President and Vice President of the United States. Other programmes include sessions with the Leadership of the United States Congress and some members of the United States Cabinet and American business leaders.

The Special Summit is held in conjunction with the 45th anniversary of the ASEAN-United States Dialogue Relations. It will serve as a strategic platform for ASEAN and the United States to review and explore pragmatic cooperation to strengthen the existing partnership. The Special Summit is expected to address issues such as regional and international issues of common concern, economic cooperation, COVID-19 and health security, climate change and clean energy, among others.

While in Washington D.C., YAB Prime Minister also attended the Keluarga Malaysia Hari Raya celebration and met with Malaysian diaspora communities in the area.