KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will lead the Malaysia delegation to the 34th Asean Summit and Related Summits from 20 to 23 June in Bangkok, Thailand.
The Prime Minister will be accompanied by his spouse, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Ali, Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Ignatius Darrel Leiking and Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali as well as senior Malaysian government officials.
With the theme ‘Advancing Partnership for Sustainability’, the 34th summit is the first summit to be held under the chairmanship of Thailand this year.
“The summit will provide leaders of the Asean member states the opportunity to exchange views on the future direction of Asean and its community building process, the implementation of the Asean Community Vision 2025 as well as to discuss important regional and international issues,” said Wisma Putra in a statement today.
The Prime Minister, as well as other ministers, will participate in three interfaces, namely the Asean leaders’ interface with representatives of Asean Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA); Asean leaders’ interface with representatives of Asean Youth, and Asean leaders’ interface with representatives of Asean Business Advisory Council (Asean-Bac), it said.
The statement also said Dr Mahathir would participate in the 13th Brunei Darussalam - Indonesia - Malaysia - Philippines East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) summit and the 12th Indonesia - Malaysia - Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) summit that would be held on June 23.
Dr Mahathir will also launch the Malaysia Fest 2019 at the Central World Shopping Mall and will hold a roundtable business meeting with Thailand’s captains of industry which will take place on June 21.