Malaysian Prime Minister, Anwar Ibrahim, and Indonesian Vice President, Ma'ruf Amin, held a significant meeting amidst the Global Muslim Business Forum (GMBF) 2023 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. The leaders' dialogue aimed at enhancing bilateral relations between the two countries, discussing regional issues, and exploring avenues of cooperation. A key concern raised during the meeting was the situation in Palestine, particularly the recent attack on the Indonesian Hospital in Gaza by the Israeli Zionist regime.
Indonesian VP's Visit to Malaysia
Following his seven-day visit to Greece and Slovakia, Vice President Amin arrived in Malaysia on Tuesday. His primary agenda was to represent Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the GMBF 2023 and deliver a speech exploring the practices of Sharia finance and economy, as well as halal businesses in Indonesia. The Vice President's visit also included a 25-minute meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim.
Global Muslim Business Forum 2023
The GMBF 2023, themed 'Innovation and Transformation in the Islamic Economy,' is a three-day event from November 28 to 30, hosting representatives from 37 countries. The forum is expected to attract approximately 1,000 participants, including global leaders. Both the Prime Minister and his wife, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, arrived in Kuching to attend this transformative event. Vice President Amin and his wife, Wury Ma'ruf Amin, are also slated to attend the GMBF 2023 Gala Dinner at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching.
Bilateral Relations in Focus
Amidst the forum's proceedings, the meeting between Prime Minister Ibrahim and Vice President Amin underscored the importance of fostering robust bilateral relations between Malaysia and Indonesia. The leaders discussed potential areas of cooperation, including the shared concern over the Palestine issue. Specifically, Vice President Amin raised the critical issue of the Indonesian Hospital in Gaza that had to be evacuated following an attack by the Israeli Zionist regime.