Vietnam Visit of Malaysian PM Anwar Ibrahim Highlighted by Media

Prominent Malaysian newspapers recently showcased the growing friendship between Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim during the latter's recent visit to Hanoi's book street. The articles featured eye-catching headlines and cheerful images of the two leaders.

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Malaysian Media Highlights PM Anwar Ibrahim's Visit to Vietnam
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim enjoy coffee at Hanoi Book Street. Photo: VNA

During July 22nd and 23rd, the press and media in Kuala Lumpur expressed favorable perspectives on the official visit of Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim and his wife to Vietnam.

The Bernama news agency provides regular updates and photographs of the visit.

Prominent Malaysian newspapers, including New Straits Times, The Star, Malaysia Mail, and Malaysia Today, have featured front-page articles showcasing the meeting between Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim at the Book Street in Hanoi. These articles are accompanied by striking headlines and friendly images, capturing the significance of the event.

The New Straits Times recently published an article titled “Five Decades of Diplomatic Relations: Prime Minister Anwar seeks improved ties from Vietnam.”

The Star has recently featured a series of articles that highlight Prime Minister Anwar’s visit to Vietnam. These articles include titles such as “Prime Minister Anwar’s Visit to Vietnam: Strengthening Ties and Expanding Cooperation,” “Prime Minister Anwar: Malaysia’s Opportunity to Learn from Vietnam’s Development Experience,” and “Anwar Receives Warm Welcome in Vietnam.”

Some major newspapers reported the headline “Prime Minister Anwar: Vietnam is a valued partner of Malaysia, demonstrating an impressive recovery rate.”

Malaysian Media Highlights PM Anwar Ibrahim's Visit to Vietnam
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim visit Book Street in Hanoi. Photo: VNA

Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim took to his personal Facebook page to express his sincere gratitude for the warm and respectful reception extended to him and the esteemed Malaysian delegation during their visit to Vietnam.

The assessment of the visit concluded that it yielded positive outcomes, inspiring hope for an ongoing collaboration between the two nations aimed at mutual benefit.

During the meeting with General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim discussed the crucial matter of anti-corruption and emphasized the significance of coordinated efforts between both countries’ authorities in this regard. The status highlighted this important exchange of views.

Malaysian Media Highlights PM Anwar Ibrahim's Visit to Vietnam
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh bought books for Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim and his wife. Photo: VNA

During the engagement with Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, captivating photographs posted on his official page highlight his sentiments, stating, “Following the fruitful discussions with my esteemed counterpart, I am delighted to witness the remarkable synergy emanating from Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s fervor to enhance bilateral collaboration between our nations. Particularly, we are set to fortify ties in crucial domains such as investment and trade, agriculture, defense and security, and the flourishing halal industry.”

“We also present our perspectives on various international, regional, and ASEAN matters, fostering a valuable sense of agreement among the participants.”

During his visit to Hanoi, Malaysian Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry (MITI) Utama Zafrul, took to his personal Facebook page to share his invigorating morning experience. He expressed his delight in jogging for 30 minutes at West Lake, highlighting his productive start to the day.

Malaysian Media Highlights PM Anwar Ibrahim's Visit to Vietnam
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh bought books for Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim and his wife. Photo: VNA

Minister Zafrul shared a photo on social media enjoying a cup of coffee at Book Street alongside Foreign Minister Zambry Abdul Kadir and Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Do Hung Viet. In his post, he expressed his contentment and excitement, stating that informal conversations can often resolve issues without the need for formal meetings. Minister Zafrul also praised the taste of Vietnamese coffee.

On his personal page, he expressed his confidence in the substantial potential for economic cooperation and investment between the two countries.

Rosie Nguyen