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Elizabeth Truss UK Sec of State for Foreign Affairs Visits Malaysia

Elizabeth Truss UK Sec of State for Foreign Affairs Visits Malaysia

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dato Saifuddin Abdullah, will be receiving the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom (UK) Rt. Hon. Elizabeth Truss, on Nov 8, 2021, on an inaugural visit to Malaysia.

The Rt. Hon. Elizabeth Truss, is scheduled to meet Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Putrajaya.

The two ministers will take stock of the progress in the long-standing relations between Malaysia and the UK, and potential areas of collaboration in the post-pandemic era. The discussion is also expected to touch on issues related to regional security, the situation in Myanmar, Commonwealth issues and climate change.

The Rt. Hon. Elizabeth Truss is also scheduled to call on Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob to exchange views on bilateral cooperation, as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest.

Malaysia and the United Kingdom are longstanding partners with multi-faceted cooperation, including close people to people links. In 2020, the trade volume between Malaysia and the United Kingdom was recorded at RM16.69 billion, an increase of 1.4% compared to the corresponding period in 2019 (RM16.46 billion).