KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 — Malaysian Prime minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob is scheduled to make his first official visit to Vietnam from 20-22 March.

The Official Visit reflects the importance of Malaysia–Vietnam relations as close neighbours and partners in ASEAN. The two countries will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations in 2023.  

 The Malaysian foreign ministry (Wisma Putra) in a statement said the visit is undertaken at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Minh Chinh, where both leaders will hold meeting to review the progress of the implementation of the Plan of Action 2021–2025 of the Malaysia–Vietnam Strategic Partnership.

The statement said both leaders will also exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual concerns.

“The two prime ministers will witness the exchange of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Legal Cooperation Activities and on Recruitment, Employment and Repatriation of Workers.

“Malaysia and Vietnam will also exchange a Letter of Intent (LOI) on cooperation in diplomatic training.

“In addition, Malaysian National News Agency (BERNAMA) and Vietnam News Agency would sign an Agreement on Professional Cooperation,” said the statement.

Based on the programmes lined up by Vietnam, Ismail Sabri is also scheduled to hold separate meetings with the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, President of Vietnam and Chairman of the National Assembly of Vietnam besides having engagement sessions with Malaysian business community and Keluarga Malaysia in Vietnam.

Also accompanying Ismail Sabri during the visit are Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah, Senior Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali and senior officials from Prime Minister’s Office.


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