Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim right now met along with his counterparts from Thailand and Iraq on the sideline of the 78th United Nations Basic Meeting (UNGA).
It was Anwar’s first official engagement with Srettha Thavisin because the Thai property developer turned prime minister final month.
The 30-minute assembly was additionally attended by cupboard ministers from either side.
“In addition to discussing methods to strengthen our bilateral ties, we additionally spoke on numerous points, together with borders, peace course of in Southern Thai and different regional problems with mutual curiosity,” mentioned Anwar.
In the meantime, in the course of the assembly along with his Iraqi counterpart Mohammed Shia’ Al Sudani, the issues mentioned embody methods to additional strengthen their ties and discover new areas of cooperation.
Anwar additionally instructed Mohammed Shia that Malaysia will reopen its embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, which has been closed for the previous 20 years.
Iraq stays Malaysia’s sixth largest buying and selling companion and the seventh largest supply of imports among the many West Asian international locations, with whole commerce final yr valued at RM4.68 billion (US$1.07 billion), a rise of 24.3 per cent in comparison with RM3.76 billion (US$0.91 billion) in 2021.
Anwar additionally spent a while assembly with United States President Joe Biden’s local weather envoy, John Kerry, who was the US Secretary of State from 2013 to 2017 below the administration of President Barack Obama.
Among the many matters mentioned have been the surroundings, renewable power and world warming which is inflicting huge results worldwide.
“I additionally expressed my need to proceed working with the US on the transition to renewable power, methane gasoline emissions discount, local weather finance and expertise,” mentioned Anwar who can also be the finance minister.
In the meantime, Anwar additionally attended a dialogue session with members of the Council on Overseas Relations (CFR), a non-partisan impartial suppose tank that promotes understanding of worldwide relations and overseas coverage.
“Throughout the session, I listened to and shared Malaysia’s insurance policies and views on worldwide relations, the worldwide stage, and geopolitics with this suppose tank,” he mentioned, including that he appreciated their invitation and hoped that such a dialogue might proceed sooner or later.