ANIFAH COMPLETES TOUR TO PROMOTE 'GLOBAL MOVEMENT OF THE MODERATES'

16 Jul 2013 07:54

KUALA LUMPUR, July 14 (Bernama) -- Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman has completed a three-nation European tour to promote Malaysia's 'Global Movement of the Moderates' initiative and strengthen bilateral relations.

He concluded the seven-day tour in Warsaw after a two-day visit to Poland from July 11, following visits to Latvia and Russia.

Wisma Putra said in a statement today that in Warsaw, Anifah had a meeting with Poland's Foreign Affairs Minister Radoslaw Sikorski and the two leaders reaffirmed their countries' commitment to strengthen relations.

They concurred that both countries should encourage more frequent exchange visits and undertake greater efforts to enhance cooperation in various fields, including trade and investment, education, tourism, defence, green technology and 'halal' certification, it said.

Anifah also hosted a Ramadan breaking-of-the-fast for the Malaysian community, including students and staff of the Malaysian embassy, in Warsaw, it added.

The 'Global Movement of the Moderates' is an initiative of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak that calls for combating the scourge of extremism in five broad areas - peaceful co-existence, democracy and rule of law, finance, education and conflict resolution.

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