Anti-palm oil campaigns run counter to principles of free trade, Saifuddin tells G7

PUTRAJAYA: As a country committed to enhancing trade liberalisation through a multilateral trading system centred on the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Malaysia views anti-palm oil campaigns and resolutions as contradictory to the principles of free trade and harmful to trade relations.

At the Asean-G7 meeting in conjunction with the G7 Foreign and Development Ministers’ Meetings on Sunday (Dec 12), Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah stressed that Malaysia has maintained 55.3% of its land area under forest cover, exceeding its commitment at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit.

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