Najib to lead Malaysian team to Asem

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 02 Oct 2010

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Razak will lead the Malaysian delegation to the two-day eighth Asia-Europe Meeting (Asem) Summit starting in Brussels on Monday.

A Foreign Ministry statement here said the Prime Minister will be accompanied by his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman and government officials from several ministries.

“The Asem Summit will afford Malaysia the opportunity to reiterate Malaysia’s position on key international issues as well as to enhance Malaysia’s role and commitment with regard to Asia-Europe relations,” said the statement.

Themed “Quality of life, achieving greater wellbeing and more dignity for all citizens”, or in short “Quality of Life”, the summit will discuss various issues of mutual concern to Asia and Europe.

These issues include financial and economic governance, advance on the path of sustainable development, global and regional issues, people-to-people contact as well as Asem visibility and the future of Asem.

During the visit, Najib is also scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with his counterparts from Asia and Europe besides delivering his opinion on the topic “Financial and Economic Governance” on Monday.

The Prime Minister is also scheduled to take part in the Asia-Europe Business Forum on Tuesday, which will include the participation of high-level members of the economic and financial industries from Asia and Europe.

Leaders of the summit are expected to endorse a Chair’s Statement and a Declaration on the Global Economic Crisis.

The Chair’s statement is expected to include pronouncements by Asem leaders on various current issues and challenges in the political, economic and social fields while the Declaration will address the leaders’ resolve in moving towards effective global and economic governance.

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