For­eign pol­icy plan to in­clude ‘New Malaysia’ val­ues

New Straits Times - - NEWS -

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is in the process of form­ing a new for­eign pol­icy frame­work, which will re­flect the val­ues of “New Malaysia”, said For­eign Min­is­ter Datuk Sai­fud­din Ab­dul­lah.

He said one of the key el­e­ments of the new frame­work was eco­nomic diplo­macy, which would see the min­istry work­ing with the In­ter­na­tional Trade and In­dus­try Min­istry.

Sai­fud­din said this at an event mark­ing 50 years of bi­lat­eral re­la­tions be­tween Nor­way and Malaysia, and 25 years of the Nor­we­gian Seafood Gala Din­ner here on Fri­day night.

The din­ner was hosted by Nor­we­gian Am­bas­sador to Malaysia, Gunn Jorid Roset.

Sai­fud­din said bi­lat­eral re­la­tions be­tween Nor­way and Malaysia re­mained warm and cor­dial through var­i­ous forms of co­op­er­a­tion.

He said Nor­way was one of Malaysia’s ma­jor sources of for­eign in­vest­ment, with 50 Nor­we­gian com­pa­nies op­er­at­ing in the coun­try.

Roset said Deputy Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Dr Wan Az­izah Wan Is­mail was sched­uled to meet Nor­we­gian Prime Min­is­ter Erna Sol­berg at the 12th Asia-Europe Meet­ing in Brus­sels, Bel­gium, from Oct 18 to 19.

Nor­way’s “bounty from the sea” was show­cased at the grand din­ner, pre­pared by renowned Nor­we­gian chef Frank Naesheim and his team of culi­nary pro­fes­sion­als from Nor­way, Malaysia and Sin­ga­pore.

BER­NAMA PIC

Nor­we­gian Am­bas­sador to Malaysia Gunn Jorid Roset show­ing For­eign Min­is­ter Datuk Sai­fud­din Ab­dul­lah frozen salmon dur­ing the Nor­we­gian Seafood Gala Din­ner in Kuala Lumpur on Fri­day.

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