Foreign Minister visit one of the leading international universities in Europe

By Balqis Jazimah Zahari
Gambar Fb Zambry Abd Kadir

KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir visited Leiden University, one of the leading international universities in Europe during a working visit to the Netherlands.

Zambry said that in the visit he had the privilege to view maps from the 17th century and Malay manuscript collections.

“I had the privilege to view maps from the 17th century, and Malay manuscript collections such as Hikayat Hang Tuah (1758), Letter of Sultan Mahmud Riayat Syah of Johor and Pahang to Governor-General Batavia Sir Willem Arnold Alting (1797), Syair Perang Johor (1844) and many others.

“It is amazing to see these collections gathered at the university and at the same time make them a reference material for members who want to study related history,” he said through Facebook.

Earlier, Zambry arrived in the Netherlands as part of an official visit and had a bilateral meeting with his counterpart, H.E. Wopke Hoekstra, the Deputy Prime Minister and ppMinister of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands.

“Both of us took stock of the progress of existing bilateral cooperation and exchanged views on issues of mutual interest, including efforts to further enhance bilateral relations between Malaysia and the Netherlands. Among matters discussed were trade and investment, agriculture, tourism and culture, as well as regional and international issues.

“Both sides remained resolute in the pursuit of truth, justice and accountability for the families and victims of MH17.

He added, On the other hand, both countries continue to look into enhancing bilateral cooperation on water management, especially in flood mitigation.

“We further reaffirmed that the Indo Pacific region must remain as a region of peace and prosperity where trade and economic activities could flourish,”

In 2022, the Netherlands was Malaysia’s 14th largest trading partner globally as well as the 2nd largest trading partner and largest export destination among EU Member States, including exports of palm oil.

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