Malaysia and Turkiye agree to increase humanitarian aid to Gaza, says Anwar


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia and Turkiye agreed to increase humanitarian assistance, especially to Gaza, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

In his official Facebook posting on Monday night (June 17), Anwar said the proposed decision was discussed together with Turkiye President Recep Tayyip Erdogan via a telephone conversation on Monday.

"...in fact President Erdogan also shared his experience and concerns as well as registered his protest against the genocide in Gaza during the G7 Summit which he attended in Italy recently,” he said in the posting.

During the tele-conversation, the President also reiterated his commitment to strengthening cooperation in defence, economy, culture, trade and investment between both countries while Anwar once again forwarded an invitation to President Erdogan to visit Malaysia in July or August.

The Prime Minister assured that the visit would be a meaningful one since it would coincide with the 60th anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Malaysia and Turkiye (Since June 17, 1964), as well as mark the 10th year of Strategic Cooperation between both countries.

Meanwhile, Anwar said he also received a letter from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who sent Aidiladha greetings to him and all Malaysians.

He said India also agreed that world peace depends on the value of togetherness and instilling the principles of humanity, compassion and sacrifice in building a developed country.

"I also agreed with PM Modi, who touched on the aspects of culture and heritage in respecting each other and which needs to be upheld and celebrated in all corners of the world while we celebrate this holy day.

"Praying that PM Modi continues to be given good health and that the relationship between Malaysia and India continues to be strengthened for mutual benefit,” said Anwar. - Bernama

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