KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 (Bernama) — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak will lead a Malaysian delegation to the Asean-Republic of Korea (ROK) Commemorative Summit in Jeju Island on June 1 and 2.
He will be accompanied by his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Foreign Minister Datuk Anifah Aman, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Mustapa Mohamed and senior officials from the relevant ministries and agencies.
Wisma Putra in a statement here today said several activities had been organised by the ROK on the sidelines of the Asean-ROK Commemorative Summit, which would include a CEO Summit, Information Technology Exhibition themed “Green Growth, Green Asia” and cultural events.
Najib is scheduled to deliver a keynote address at the CEO Summit which is organised by the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry on June 1, where it will be attended by business leaders.
The Asean-ROK Commemorative Summit will mark 20 years of dialogue relations between the two sides.
At the Summit, the leaders are expected to take stock of the existing cooperation and share their perspective on how to further deepen the relations.
They will also be exchanging views on current regional and international issues of common concern such as the global economic and financial crisis, climate change, sustainable development and environmental issues, food and energy security, as well as regional security.
During the two-day visit, Najib is also scheduled for a bilateral meeting with South Korean president Lee Myung Bak and Vietnamese prime minister Nguyen Tang Dung.
At the end of the Summit, the leaders will sign the Joint Statement of the Asean-ROK Commemorative Summit, besides witnessing the signing of the Agreement on Investment under the Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Among the Governments of Asean Nations and ROK, by Asean and ROK economic ministers.
Malaysia is the country coordinator of the Asean-ROK Dialogue Relations from July 2006 to July this year.
The establishment of the Asean-ROK Eminent Persons Group (AKEPG) was mooted by Malaysia at the 11th Asean-ROK Summit in Singapore in November 2007.
Subsequently, the Asean-ROK EPG was established to explore new opportunities and challenges in charting the future of the Asean-ROK partnership.
The group has had two meetings in Kuala Lumpur and Seoul in January and March 2009 respectively. The group will be submitting its progress report to the leaders at this commemorative summit and the final report to the leaders at the next Asean-ROK Summit in Thailand in October.
Source : Bernama