PUTRAJAYA, June 21 (Bernama) — The three-day Langkawi International Dialogue (LID) 2011, which comes to a close today, was hailed a great success as delegates gave accolades to Malaysia’s achievements.
Former prime minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said the participating leaders wanted to emulate and take home Malaysia’s achievements in various fields to their respective countries.
“They seriously wanted to see our achievements and are ready to learn from them. They registered their interest as the results were presented during field visits held yesterday.
“All four visits were successful and they were very impressed with Proton.
“We are very happy that they acknowledged our achievements, including the small and medium enterprises,” he told reporters after the closing of the LID 2011 by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak here Tuesday.
Abdullah, however, hoped that the smart partnership concept adopted by the LID would be maintained.
“I agree with the prime minister that the implementation of plans was more important than merely deliberating on them during forums and panel discussions,” he added.
For Swaziland Ambassador to Malaysia Mpumelelo J N Hlope, the dialogue was a huge success and congratulated Malaysia and other Smart Partners for the wonderful time together.
“African leaders deliberated on various topics and issues and had fruitful discussions.
“We looked at ways and means to move forward, the greatest thing is that the dialogue is being renewed each time, and in a sense, the movement is being galvanised. And we are all benefiting from this smart Smart Partnership,” he said.
Mozambique Minister of Science and Technology Venancio Simao Massingue said he was satisfied with the outcome of the dialogue, especially in enhancing cooperation among participants.
“We are going to start discussing bilateral cooperation programmes in science and technology and we expect more linkages between our countries.
“We hope to see more exchanges of scientists, programmes and technologies,” he said.
Massingue praised Malaysia for truly applying the concept of innovation and transformation not only in product development but also services and processes that emanated from good governance.
Source : Bernama