After the official greeting ceremony of the distinguished guest, the President of Turkmenistan and Prime Minister of Malaysia held talks in one-on-one format.
Expressing the mutual belief that the talks in Ashgabat will promote the interstate dialogue, , the President of Turkmenistan and Prime Minister of Malaysia exchanged views on bilateral cooperation and discussed important issues of the international agenda.
Speaking about the solid potential for the diversification of cooperation in various spheres, the parties focused on the opportunities for building up partnership in trade and economic sphere.
Speaking about the trends of development of the fuel and energy sphere, the President of Turkmenistan and his guest discussed the issues of cooperation in this strategic for the economies of the two states sector. In this regard, it was underlined the successful work of Petronas Company that for many years has worked in the oil and gas sphere of Turkmenistan and trains Turkmen specialists.
The President of Turkmenistan underlined the rich experience of this company that develops hydrocarbon resources on the Caspian shelf.
Expressing satisfaction with the positive dynamics of the bilateral trade relations and potential for increasing the mutual trade turnover, the Prime Minister of Malaysia expressed belief that the Turkmen-Malaysian dialogue would continue developing.
The distinguished guest noted that Turkmen students, getting education in the higher educational institutions of Malaysia, would become a bridge, connecting the two countries, and emphasized that the number of Turkmen students in Malaysia would significantly increase.
The Prime Minister invited President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to pay a visit to Malaysia.
The Turkmen leader and distinguished guest exchanged views on the prospects of the interstate dialogue in the humanitarian sphere, in particular in the areas of education, science and culture.
The President of Turkmenistan expressed satisfaction with the fruitful cooperation between our countries in frames of various international organizations, including the UN, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the Non-Alignment Movement.
Discussing the world development issues, the parties focused on the significance of taking the balanced approach to address the important regional and global problems, emphasizing the importance of the economic and political integration.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan
Upon completion of the meeting in one-on-one format, the President of Turkmenistan and Prime Minister of Malaysia continued the talks with the participation of the government delegations of the two countries.
Greeting the members of the official delegation of Malaysia, the Turkmen leader expressed belief that the meeting in Ashgabat would become an important step towards strengthening bilateral relations.
It was noted that Turkmenistan and Malaysia had built cooperation on a stable, mutually beneficial and long-term basis. In the foreign-policy sphere, the countries successfully collaborate at the bilateral level and in frames of international organizations.
Speaking about the one-on-one top level talks, the President of Turkmenistan underlined that the meeting confirmed the mutual willingness to bring the Turkmen-Malaysian partnership to the qualitatively new level.
Speaking about collaboration on the international arena, the Turkmen leader expressed gratitude to Malaysia for the support of the initiatives put forward by neutral Turkmenistan.
The agenda of the top level Turkmen-Malaysian talks includes a wide spectrum of issues, including cooperation in the fuel and energy sector, the spheres of transport and logistics, increase of the mutual trade turnover and investment projects, partnership in the spheres of education, science, culture and tourism.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan
Peaceful coexistence and progress have become a prime development agenda in both Malaysia and Southeast Asian countries. When the multicultural environment with religious and ethnic diversity raises the need for mutual recognition, religious representatives and an international NGO held a conference to discuss the religious contribution to international peace building.
On January 31, Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), an international NGO affiliated with UN ECOSOC, held a "2018 Malaysia Peace Forum" on the theme of "One Malaysia, One Asia, One World" at University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur.
“We cannot and should not take peace for granted, we have to work for it, we have to preserve it and keep it for future generation,” emphasized Mr. Ghani Bin Ibrahim, president of HWPL Malaysia and a member of advisory committee of the Prime Minister's Department. “From universities in Malaysia, students will discuss the international law for peace, which will be the basis of advocacy plan from the youth,” he added.
“We are forming a network of women peace committee leaders throughout the country to build awareness through community work and education for a peaceful, united and harmonious society,” said Ms. Woo Sow Pheng, President of Johor Women's League.
The conference on interfaith dialogue as a session was carried out with the topic of “restoration of a peaceful world through commitment and implementation.”
The interfaith dialogue called “World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Office Meeting” is one of major peace projects in 126 countries by HWPL with the approach to peace building in religion based on comparative studies on scriptures to find commonality of the spirit of peace in different religions.
The discussion and attention in the WARP Office meeting were given to forced conversion that occurred in South Korea and led to a death of a 25-year-old woman by her parents. According to the report suggested, she was kidnapped and confined in a pension and finally suffocated by her family.
“Just because of not registering under the certain denomination of vested interests, they interrupt the peace works of a religious person. Can we say these kinds of religious people are the ones who promote peace? There are no such sayings in the scripture that we should use violence nor encourage discrimination,” said Sethu Pathy M A Cumarasamy, Hon. Secretary of Sri Mahamariamman Temple. “There are no such teachings from God. They even use violence and kill those who are going to moving to another denomination, and this is happening now, in the 21st century, within the religious world. Religious scriptures, such as the ones discussed during our WARP office meetings, are aimed to be solutions to problems within mankind, to act as a guidance,” he added.
“There is a saying ‘Heaven helps those who help themselves.’ Religious leaders should steel themselves to make this world a better place to live. To put an end to war and establish peace in our globe, everyone is required to be a messenger of peace,” said Mr. Man Hee Lee, Chairman of HWPL.
All the participant representatives from religions in Malaysia including Hinduism, Islam and Christianity signed an agreement on the role of religious leaders in cooperation of peace building and harmony of religions to spread a culture of peace.
12 civil organizations and college students from diverse ethnic groups in Johor called out for youth empowerment to lead a harmonious society.
JOHOR BAHRU, 19 May– Celebrating a global youth networking event for peace-building, ‘Youth Leaders, Driving the Future Force!’ was held in Cosmopoint College of Johor Bahru city. Participated were about 90 youth leaders from 12 national and international organizations as well as college and secondary school students from diverse ethnic and religious groups in Johor.
As mutual understanding between diverse ethnic groups has been one of the major concerns both in a global and national level, the Johor division of the Ministry of Women, Family and Community of Malaysia (JPW: Jabatan Pembangunan Wanita) hosted this event in collaboration with various international NGOs and local organizations from diverse ethnicities.
As a part of the 4th annual commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace, Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG), and Johor Peace Committee (JPC) which works actively in the region as HWPL Peace Advocacy Committee co-hosted this event with the local community including Cosmopoint College Johor Bahru and AIESEC Johor Bahru.
Ms. Amy Kim, an International Press Department manager of HWPL North Seoul branch said, “It is inspiring to see how we youth can empower each other through an event like this, to realize that mutual understanding and interactive communication are much needed for future leaders. Through this value and ability, we youth can realize peace and harmony in the society.”
Ms. Amirah Dayana Azlan, the vice chairperson of GEMA Johor said “It was satisfying to address the sensitive issue of differences in races and religions particularly in Malaysia, because it has always been an issue that is used to disrupt harmony here in our country. It was great to voice out how we feel and which attitude we should adopt in terms of diversity to the younger generation. May it be an eye opener to me and to every Malaysian.”
After taking part in interactive speech sessions and games, participants decorated the map of Malaysia with post-it cards on which they wrote their wishes for peace. During the VIP congratulatory speech, Mr. Muhammad bin Haziq Zakaria, a founder of Inspire Mind Academy who was the former member of the Youth Parliament of Malaysia emphasized that this kind of opportunity is necessary for the future leaders, youths because their mindset and perspective would be made continuously based on their experiences.
To found a peace-based education project, HWPL is developing a ‘Global Peace Leadership Program,’ a long-term mentoring program in Malaysia where students can have mentoring from professionals of various fields, on peace-building leadership in various occupations. The program is being developed in cooperation with student council associations to be applied from primary school to college.
Meanwhile, the 4th anniversary of the Declaration of World Peace is to be commemorated continuously in 44 countries in the following week. The Declaration is calling on ‘all youth to unite in an effort to stop wars and pursue the restoration of peace.’
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Z. Tkemaladze and representative of Malaysia R. Kiandee spoke about activities of the Parliament and Sector Economy Committee.
Z. Tkemaladze introduced the activity of the Committee. “We shared opinions about investments to be held in Georgia and Malaysia as well. Businessmen will be interested of course and we shall aid them in this term. We will hold meetings. Malaysia has a well-developed tourism and the will to develop this business in Georgia”.
The meeting was attended by MPs, T. Maisuradze and P. Kvizhinadze.
David Usupashvili met with Ronald Kiandee. According to D. Usupashvili, this day, in terms of relations between Georgia and Malaysia, is historical, as this is the first high-level visit from Malaysia. This is a good opportunity to continue such visits.
He thanked R. Kiandee for support to territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia. The parties expressed commitment for coordinated cooperation as merit in the world peace and prevention of global threats are possible with coordinated measures solely.
R. Kiandee invited the Georgian Delegation to ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly autumn session in Kuala-Lumpur to be held in September. The parties spoke about foreign policy of Georgia and regional situation, as well as agreed to enhance relations.
The meeting was attended by MPs, G. Volski, Z. Kvachantiradze and D. Bakradze.