DHAKA, Oct 22, 2020 (BSS)-Acting High Commissioner of Malaysia in Bangladesh Amir Farid Abu Hasan today said with a good foreign and domestic policy, Malaysia will be able to play its role as an influential “middle power” that is friendly to all nations.
Speaking at a Malaysia-Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) Alumni webinar, he explained Malaysia’s foreign policies from independence until today that have turned it into one of the most progressive nations in the world, said a press release.
The High Commission of Malaysia organized webinar titled “Overview of Malaysia’s Foreign Policy” which was also attended by representative of the MTCP Alumni in Bangladesh Ali Akbar and officials from the high commission
The acting Malaysian high commissioner said with a good foreign and domestic policy, Malaysia will be able to play its role as an influential “middle power” that is friendly to all nation.
He appreciated the Bangladesh government, particularly the foreign ministry, for its reliable partnership and support for successful continuation of the Malaysia-Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP).
During his opening speech, Ali Akbar thanked the government of Malaysia for the training assistance given to the MTCP participants from Bangladesh. He mentioned that the experience gained had enriched their knowledge and experience which had proven useful in their own careers.
The MTCP was initiated at the First Commonwealth Heads of Government and Regional Meeting for Asia Pacific Region in Sydney in February 1978 and officially launched on September 7 1980 at the 2nd CHOGRM in New Delhi, India.
It was established to signify Malaysia’s commitment to South-South Cooperation, in particular Technical Cooperation among developing countries.
Since 1980, more than 33,000 participants from 144 MTCP countries have benefitted from the various programmes offered under MTCP with more than 800 participants coming from Bangladesh.