: Malaysia will be highlighting its efforts in mitigating COVID-19 impacts to Japanese and ASEAN counterparts at the Economic Ministers of ASEAN Member States digital meeting with the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan tomorrow.
Senior Minister cum Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI) Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali will be leading the Malaysian delegation to the meeting.
“At the meeting, the Senior Minister, who will be accompanied by MITI Deputy Minister Datuk Lim Ban Hong, will be sharing the Malaysian government’s experience in combating the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 and ensure the protection of lives and livelihoods of Malaysians,” according to a MITI statement today.
The meeting, hosted by Vietnam, is set to take place to discuss an ASEAN-Japan action plan in response to COVID-19 pursuant to the “ASEAN-Japan Joint Statement on Initiatives on Economic Resilience Action in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak” issued on April 22, 2020.
The meeting will be an avenue for Malaysia through the ASEAN platform to forge closer collaboration and partnership with Japan and other ASEAN member states, in a synergised and unified manner to battle against COVID-19, portraying strong solidarity, vision and leadership among ASEAN and Japan Economic Ministers.
“Malaysia, regarded as one of the best in managing the COVID-19 impact, will share its experience and efforts, both in curbing the spread of COVID-19 and to put a balance onto the Malaysian economy.
“Among these would include the National Economic Recovery Plan (PENJANA) and Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) imposed by Malaysia that saw the opening of economic activities to keep the economy resilient, thus protecting the livelihoods and well-being of Malaysians,” it added.