MALAYSIA, INDONESIA IN AGREEMENT TO ADDRESSING ISSUES OF MUTUAL INTEREST

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Malaysia and Indonesia are always in agreement and speak with one voice in championing issues of mutual interest related to politics, economy and security.

Malaysian Ambassador to Indonesia Zahrain Mohamed Hashim said both leaders - Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and Indonesia's President Joko Widodo - had always been working closely together in championing issues of mutual interests to both countries as well as the Muslim community as a whole.

Citing the Jerusalem issue as an example, Zahrain said Malaysia and Indonesia were in unison in criticising the decision by the United States to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, he said in a special media conference with Indonesian journalists here today.

The Malaysian Prime Minister and the Indonesian President are now in Istanbul, Turkey with other leaders to attend the Extraordinary Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation," he said.

On economic issues, such as those relating to the palm oil industry, Zahrain said Malaysia and Indonesia were always working together in shielding the commodity which was currently facing boycotts by several countries, including the European Union.

Malaysia and Indonesia are working together through the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries to dismiss the negative allegations against palm oil," he said.

On the security issues, Zahrain said both countries had also agreed to further enhance security in border areas to combat drug smuggling and human trafficking activities, prevent terrorism as well as cross-border crimes.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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