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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: Malaysia will highlight efforts taken by dialogue partners to combat terrorism and transnational crime during the Asean Plus One Summit which begins here today.
Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman said Kuala Lumpur will also raise issues on disaster management, pandemic preparedness and response, as well as maritime security during the two-day event.
“We will highlight the progress and involvement of dialogue partners in various functional cooperation in Asean as well as on trade and investment, culture and education, as well as capacity building for intellectual property protection and enforcement,” he said in a statement at the conclusion of the senior officials meeting here.
Anifah said the summit is also expected to touch on other regional and international issues such as disputes between nations in the resource rich South China Sea, situation in the Middle East, including in Syria and Palestine.
Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines, Vietnam, China and Taiwan have claimed various parts of the South China Sea which has some of the world’s most important shipping lanes as well as rich fishing grounds.
He said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is also scheduled to meet Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon at the sidelines of the summit here.
He said apart from the Bandar Seri Begawan Declaration on the Asean Community’s Post-2015 Vision, leaders are expected to, among others, adopt the Bandar Seri Begawan Declaration on Youth Entrepreneurship and Employment, the Bandar Seri Begawan Declaration on Non-Communicable Diseases in Asean, the Asean Declaration on Enhancing Cooperation in Disaster Management, the Declaration on Elimination of Violence Against Women and Elimination of Violence Against Children in Asean, the Joint Statement on Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the Asean-China Strategic Partnership, and the Declaration of the 8th East Asia Summit on Food Security Cooperation.
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