The Prime Minister, YAB Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad will lead the Malaysian delegation to the 33rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summits from 13 to 15 November 2018 in Singapore.

YAB Prime Minister will be accompanied by his spouse, YABhg. Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali, Minister of Foreign Affairs, YB Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, Minister of Economic Affairs, YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali and Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI), YB Datuk Ignatius Darell Leiking; as well as officials from the Prime Minister’s Office, Wisma Putra and MITI.

The theme of the Singapore’s Chairmanship is “Resilient and Innovative ASEAN”It encapsulates the vision for ASEAN to be united amidst growing uncertainties in the global strategic landscape.

The Summit will also give the Leaders the opportunity to exchange views on the future direction of ASEAN and its conduct of external relations, as well as to discuss important regional and international issues.

YAB Prime Minister together with other ASEAN Leaders will also participate in the ASEAN Plus Three Summit; the East Asia Summit; and ASEAN Plus One Summits with Australia, China, India, Japan, Republic of Korea, Russia and the United States.

YAB Prime Minister is also expected to deliver a keynote speech at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2018 (ABIS) at Marina Bay Sands. The event will focus on reviewing and identifying issues to facilitate and promote economic cooperation and integration.

YAB Prime Minister is scheduled to attend the 2nd Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Summit (RCEP). Leaders are expected to issue a Joint Statement on the Negotiation of RCEP and note the Report by RCEP Ministers to the Leaders.

YAB Prime Minister is expected to hold several bilateral discussions with his counterparts from the ASEAN Member States and dialogue partner countries at the sidelines of the Summits.



12 November 2018

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