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Sabah State Government Committed In Supporting Malaysia's Foreign Policy: Musa
He said the state government would uphold Malaysia's foreign policy that emphasised on maintaining peaceful relations with all countries regardless of ideology and political systems and adopting an independent, non-aligned, and principled stance in regional and international diplomatic affairs.
"Malaysia also works to forge close relations and economic partnerships with all nations, particularly with Asean and other regional groupings, and helps to promote peace and stability in the region through capacity building and conflict resolution measures," he said.
Musa said this in his speech delivered at the 8th Heads of Mission Conference (HOMC) 2014 Dinner, here tonight. Present at the dinner were Foreign Affairs Deputy Minister Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin and Sabah State Secretary Tan Sri Sukarti Wakiman.
He acknowledged that implementing foreign policy was not as simple and as straight forward as most of the time foreign policy works involved complex and challenging tasks against a backdrop of a dynamic environment and challenging world politics.
Nonetheless, Musa said he was confident that the Foreign Affairs Ministry was always prepared to respond to any changes affecting the world and foreign relations and by doing so it was able to ensure that Malaysia's sovereingty and national interests were adequately protected and Malaysia's views and positions were well articulated in the international arena.
He hoped the Foreign Affairs Ministry would work closely with the relevant ministries and agencies to establish workable terms of reference in implementing Malaysia's national interests, and also coordinated marketing and branding strategies for the country abroad.
"Indeed, this pro-active approach has been successful in making Malaysia a respected nation on the global front," Musa added.
On the 8th Head of Missions Conference 2014 in Sabah, Musa said it would provide the Heads of Mission with a platform to discuss and clarify matters that were of concern to participating countries and assist them to foster better understanding and relations which the mission then shared with their respective host government during their missions.
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