PUTRAJAYA, Jan 14 (NNN-Bernama) — Malaysia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Kamarudin Jaffar will undertake working visits to Jordan and Azerbaijan from Jan 15 to 23.
The Foreign Ministry in a statement today said during the visit to Amman, Kamarudin is scheduled to hold meetings with his counterparts from Jordan and Palestine, while in Baku, he will pay a courtesy call on the Azerbaijan Foreign Minister.
“The visits will focus on initiatives to strengthen bilateral cooperation, in particular, increasing economic and trade ties, as well as people to people ties, and post COVID-19 pandemic cooperation,” the statement read.
The Foreign Ministry said Jordan and Azerbaijan are important partners for Malaysia and the visits reflect Malaysia’s longstanding and close ties with both countries.
Total bilateral trade between Malaysia and Jordan for the period of January to October 2021 amounted to RM924.8 million, while total bilateral trade between Malaysia and Azerbaijan for the same period amounted to RM120.52 million.
The working visits will be undertaken in full compliance with the COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOP) put in place by the authorities of Malaysia and the two respective countries.