UK Minister in Malaysia to deepen bilateral ties ahead of Brexit

UK Minister in Malaysia to deepen bilateral ties ahead of Brexit

The UK’s Minister for Asia and the Pacific, Mark Field, is in Malaysia for a visit focused on strengthening the bilateral relationship, discussing regional and global mutual interests, and deepening business links.

During his 3-day programme, which has taken in Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh and Penang, the Minister met Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs YB Dato’ Marzuki Yahya.

They discussed regional and global interests and security matters, as well as our mutual values as partner members of the Commonwealth.

Mr Field also discussed counter terrorism and extremism with Deputy Home Affairs Minister Datuk Aziz Jamman and saw Minister of Education Dr. Maszlee Malik and Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Minister for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field said:

“The UK and Malaysia enjoy a strong and enduring relationship, with many shared interests, such as advancing our prosperity, security and mutual values. As we leave the EU, we are determined to deepen our important relationship with Malaysia, as well as securing a strong, fruitful partnership with the rest of ASEAN.”

“The UK wants to collaborate with emerging economies, which is why we have committed £1.2 billion pounds to contribute to inclusive economic development through the Prosperity Fund. Malaysia is included in the design of the Fund’s global £75 million Skills and £79 million Health programmes, and I very much look forward to watching these projects flourish.”