Malaysia, Australia to explore further cooperation, says Anwar

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MELBOURNE: Renewable energy, green technology, digital, and food security are key potential areas for Malaysia and Australia to explore further cooperation, says the Prime Minister.

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said Malaysia could substantially benefit from Australia's advancements.

"I think renewable energy, green technology and digital, and, of course, food security is important and is something of dire need in many countries, including Malaysia,” he said in a joint press conference with Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese here on Monday (March 4) in conjunction with his official visit to Australia.

Anwar said education remains the priority in exploring further cooperation in Malaysia and Australia relations.

"Opportunities for students to come here, to continue (their studies) here (in Australia), is beneficial. And the intention of many Australian institutions and universities to set up campuses in Malaysia is strongly encouraged,” he said.

Anwar said they remain committed to facilitating and accelerating the process of cooperation in those sectors.

He said that as Malaysia and Australia have entered a new phase of the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership (CSP) framework, both nations agreed to the respective government officials' and ministries' efforts on trade and investment, education, sport, digital economy, and cyber security.

"We also took the opportunity to strengthen bilateral trade growth again because Australia remains our 10th largest trading partner, and the interest by investors and companies, Australian companies, in Malaysia, seems to be growing.

"This shows their confidence in Malaysia, and I must express again my thanks,” he said.

He said Malaysia and Australia reaffirmed the commitment to intensifying existing cooperation, including in specific areas like the vaccine ecosystem and clean energy transition. – Bernama

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