European Institute for Asian Studies
New Malaysia and its Foreign Policy: A Rising Star in a Dynamic Region
  • Start04:30 PM - Oct 17 2018
  • End06:00 PM - Oct 17 2018
  • Asia Platform, Rue de la Loi 26, 10th floor, 1040 Brussels
  • 02 230 81 22
  • eias@eias.org

 

»New Malaysia and its Foreign Policy:

A Rising Star in a Dynamic Region«

A Keynote Address By:

H.E. Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia

Word of Welcome: H.E. Dato’ Hasnudin Hamzah, Ambassador of Malaysia to the EU, Belgium and Luxembourg

Moderator: Mr Axel Goethals, CEO, European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS)

Wednesday, 17 October, 16h30 – 18h00

Followed by a Networking Reception

Venue: European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS)

Rue de la Loi 26, 10th Floor, 1040 Brussels

Since Mahathir Mohamed’s comeback to the national stage, a new wave of optimism has spread over the country. At the recent United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the 93 year-old master strategist made a grand comeback for the world to see a ‘New Malaysia’ that upholds the principles of fairness, good governance, integrity and the rule of law.

Malaysia, as a multiracial, multi-cultural, multi-religion country pursues an independent and pragmatic foreign policy. Malaysia promotes tolerance, recognizes diversity and pluralism which makes up the mosaic of the nation and the international community. Malaysia will continue to advocate the rule-based global trading system which safeguards the interest of all countries as well as the prosper-thy-neighbor policy to incrementally enhance prosperity.

Malaysia’s diversity is its strength. The other strength of Malaysia is its strategic location in the Asia-Pacific rim, surrounded by many ASEAN countries. Malaysia offers businesses easy access to a massive market of 630 million people. To date, ASEAN and the EU have made considerable progress in their cooperative endeavors under various frameworks of cooperation such as ASEAN-EU, ASEM and ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF). In this increasingly globalised world, the two most successful regional organisations should continue to collaborate and cooperate in fostering global peace stability and prosperity.


Since Mahathir Mohamed’s comeback to the national stage, a new wave of optimism has
spread over the country. At the recent United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the 93
year-old master strategist made a grand comeback for the world to see a ‘New Malaysia’ that
upholds the principles of fairness, good governance, integrity and the rule of law.



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