BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Jan 24 — The annual leaders’ consultation (ALC) between Malaysia and Brunei aimed at further improving bilateral ties will be held in Malaysia this year.

Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir said the annual meeting between the two leaders and senior ministers from both countries is to take an in-depth look into matters that need coordination.

“This year in Malaysia, (it was) last (held) in Bandar Seri Begawan in 2021. This was also part of my discussions in the four-eyed meeting with Brunei’s Second Minister of Foreign Affairs Datuk Seri Erywan Mohd Yusof yesterday.

“We discussed efforts to strengthen ties between our two countries. Through the ALC, there were also several meetings and exchange of letters, including our matters that we jointly agreed upon,” he said when met by the Malaysian media, here, today.

He said that in the meeting with Erywan, they also discussed ASEAN, especially efforts to strengthen ties within ASEAN and joint action to deal with issues in ASEAN countries, including Myanmar’s position.

He said they also discussed the situation in the Islamic world, and how Brunei, as a model country, could be used as a reference.

Zambry is in Brunei to accompany Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on a two-day official visit starting today.


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