Malaysian media highlights Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim's visit to Vietnam

Monday, 24/07/2023 10:39
Major Malaysian newspapers haved published front pages with prominent headlines and friendly images between Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and Malaysian Prime Minister Ibrahim at Book Street, Hanoi.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and his wife with Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim and his wife enjoy coffee at Hanoi Book Street. (Source: VNA)

On July 22-23, the Malaysian press and media gave a very positive assessment of the official visit of Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim and his wife to Vietnam.

Bernama news agency quickly updated information as well as photos of the visit.

Major Malaysian newspapers such as New Straits Times, The Star, Malaysia Mail or Malaysia Today all have front-page articles with prominent headlines along with friendly images between Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim at Book Street, Hanoi.

The New Straits Times published an article titled “Five Decades of Diplomatic Relations: Prime Minister Anwar seeks better ties from Vietnam”, while The Star newspaper published many articles with headlines such as "Prime Minister Anwar's visit to Vietnam aims to strengthen ties and expand cooperation"; "Prime Minister Anwar: Malaysia can learn from Vietnam about the country's development experience"; and "Vietnam rolls out the red carpet to welcome Prime Minister Anwar."

Some other major newspapers had the headline: “Prime Minister Anwar: Vietnam is a close friend of Malaysia, a country with an admirable recovery speed”.

On his personal Facebook page, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim expressed his appreciation for Vietnam's warm and respectful welcome to him personally and the high-ranking delegation of Malaysia.

He assessed that the visit had brought positive results and expressed his hope that the two countries would continue to strengthen cooperation for the benefit of both countries.

The status line also mentioned the meeting with Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, including the exchange of views on the issue of anti-corruption. Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said that there should be a coordination between the authorities of the two countries in this field.

During a conversation with Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, along with beautiful photos on his personal page, he wrote: "I noticed many positive things after meeting with my counterpart and I felt the enthusiasm from Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh to further strengthen cooperation between the two countries, especially in the fields of investment and trade, agriculture, defense and security, as well as the halal industry."

He wrote: “My counterpart and I also shared about international, regional and ASEAN issues. We see a lot of consensus."

Meanwhile, on his personal Facebook page, Malaysian Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry (MITI) Mr. Utama Zafrul shared his impressive first morning in Hanoi when he went for a 30-minute jog at West Lake.

Minister Zafrul also shared a photo of drinking coffee at Book Street with Foreign Minister Zambry Abdul Kadir and Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Do Hung Viet with the status line expressing satisfaction and excitement: "Sometimes we just need to sit together like this and the story is solved without the need for meetings in the hall," and commented that Vietnamese coffee is delicious.

On his personal page, he also affirmed that the space for economic cooperation and investment between the two countries is still very large./.

Compiled by BTA