Published: Tuesday October 2, 2012 MYT 11:14:00 PM
Anifah Aman delivers Malaysia's statement at UN General Assembly
KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman delivered Malaysia's statement at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York recently.
A statement from the ministry said Anifah touched on issues such as extremism, human rights, Syria, Palestine and the reform of the United Nations (UN).
The statement said that during the 67th UNGA session from Sept 23, Anifah attended several high-level meetings, including on the rule of law, peace-building - the way towards sustainable peace and security and countering nuclear terrorism and the UN Alliance of Civilisations Group of Friends Ministerial Meeting.
Anifah also met his counterparts from Bahrain, Sudan, Cyprus, Syria, Pakistan, Iran, Egypt and Sri Lanka and discussed bilateral issues.
The statement also said that on the sideline of the session, Anifah met Deputy Secretary of State of the United Sates of America William J. Burns and Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar.
The statement said that during the meeting, Burns commended Malaysia's effort to overcome extremism and promoting peace through Global Movement of Moderates and both parties discussed issues on Palestine, the conflict in Syria as well as Iran's nuclear programme.
Anifah also touched on the upcoming D-8 Summit to be hosted by Pakistan on Nov 22 this year in his meeting with Khar who said that Pakistan was looking foward to the participation of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at the summit.
The statement said Khar also explained on the current security situation in Pakistan to Anifah and invited Malaysian businessmen to invest in Pakistan especially in tourism and resort development. - Bernama