Anifah opens embassy in Vatican City
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.
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.
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.