In the Asia and Pacific High-Level video conference on Belt and Road Cooperation today, Malaysia will emphasize the importance of balancing public health concerns and strengthening global efforts in combating the Covid-19 pandemic.
The conference will focus on open, fair and non-discriminatory international cooperation on vaccines as well as, promotion of green development for sustainable and inclusive growth.
Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein will be participating in the video conference at the invitation of his counterpart in China, Wang Yi.
In a statement, Hishammuddin said he would focus on the current challenges affecting global vaccine equity, efforts for national resilience against more virulent pandemics in the future and will share his reflection on the “green development” along the BRI ad achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
He said, “the pandemic has seen a protracted and difficult struggle for the world, but Malaysia believes that the throw of innovation ideas and forward-looking green strategies will enable countries in the Asia Pacific region to better emerge from the pandemic, and position them on the road towards sustainable growth.”
Moreover, in the year 2020 Malaysia’s total trade with China expanded by 4.2% reaching RM329.77 billion in value. China stood as Malaysia’s largest export destination for 12 consecutive years since 2008.