PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia and Germany, which are directlyÂ affected by the irregular movement of people and illegal migration, are making
efforts to address the issue at source and provide humanitarian assistance toÂ those affected.
This was among the key issues touched during a meeting between Malaysia’sÂ Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman and the German Federal Foreign MinisterÂ Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier in conjunction with Anifah’s visit to Berlin on JuneÂ 10.
Wisma Putra in a statement today said, Anifah also took the opportunity toÂ brief Steinmeier on the efforts that Malaysia had undertaken to address theÂ issue, including the meetings with his counterparts from Indonesia and ThailandÂ as well as his visit to Myanmar.
The statement also said that both ministers shared their concern on theÂ continuing spread of extreme ideologies such as by IS especially amongst the youth.
There was also discussion on efforts for Israel-Palestine peace process, itÂ said.
The statement said Anifah had reiterated Malaysiaâ€™s hope of achieving aÂ final, just and comprehensive settlement with the state of Israel and PalestineÂ living side by side in peace within secure and recognised borders, based on theÂ Roadmap and the relevant United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions.
Anifah also noted Germanyâ€™s efforts to move forward the process, includingÂ Steinmeierâ€™s recent visit to Gaza, Jerusalem and Ramallah on May 30, it said.
The Wisma Putra statement also said that both ministers had agreed on theÂ need to enhance future bilateral ties including in bilateral trade andÂ investment between both countries. — BERNAMA