Ani­fah opens em­bassy in Vat­i­can City

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and En­vi­ron­ment Min­istry and the Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry would meet for a dis­cus­sion.

“I am con­fi­dent the Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry will ac­cept our pro­posal PU­TRA­JAYA: For­eign Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Ani­fah Aman of­fi­cially opened the Malaysian em­bassy to the Holy See in Vat­i­can City, Rome, yes­ter­day.

At the open­ing of the em­bassy, Ani­fah said the es­tab­lish­ment of diplomatic re­la­tions with the Holy See sig­ni­fied the coun­try’s com­mit­ment to boost ties be­tween both states, par­tic­u­larly in reli­gious is­sues, as well as to pro­mote bet­ter un­der­stand­ing in re­li­gion.

He said this was in line with Malaysia’s ini­tia­tive of the Global Move­ment of Mod­er­ates.

“Malaysia es­tab­lished diplomatic ties with the Vat­i­can on July 27, 2011. to in­tro­duce a sub­ject on the en­vi­ron­ment in schools and uni­ver­si­ties. One of the rea­sons we are fac­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal prob­lems is be­cause aware­ness has not been

“Fol­low­ing the es­tab­lish­ment of diplomatic ties, Malaysia ap­pointed the Malaysian am­bas­sador in Switzer­land to the Holy See.

“On Nov 25, 2015, we made the de­ci­sion to es­tab­lish an em­bassy of Malaysia to the Holy See, with res­i­dence in Rome, Italy. Tan Sri Bernard Giluk Dom­pok was ap­pointed as the first res­i­dent am­bas­sador to the Holy See.”

Ani­fah said with the es­tab­lish­ment of a res­i­dent em­bassy in Rome, Malaysia was able to par­tic­i­pate in and con­trib­ute to world­wide di­a­logues on re­gional and in­ter­na­tional is­sues.

Ani­fah is on a three-day work­ing visit to the Holy See from May 8. in­stilled from a young age.”

Present were Sime Darby Foun­da­tion chair­man Tun Musa Hi­tam and Land­skap Malaysia pa­tron Tun Ab­dul­lah Ah­mad Badawi.

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Sime Darby Foun­da­tion chair­man Tun Musa Hi­tam (left) pre­sent­ing a to­ken of ap­pre­ci­a­tion to Nat­u­ral Re­sources and En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Dr Wan Ju­naidi Tuanku Jaa­far (sec­ond from left) at the launch of the Sime Darby Foun­da­tion’s En­vi­ron­ment Day in Kuala Lumpur yes­ter­day. With them are Land­skap Malaysia pa­tron Tun Ab­dul­lah Ah­mad Badawi (sec­ond from right) and his wife, Tun Jeanne Ab­dul­lah.

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For­eign Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Ani­fah Aman (right) with Malaysian am­bas­sador to Holy See Tan Sri Bernard Giluk Dom­pok at the Holy See in Vat­i­can City.

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