PUTRAJAYA (Bernama) – Malaysia and Colombia have sought to further strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two countries in various areas.
The matter was among issues discussed between Malaysian Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman and Colombia’s External Relations Minister Maria Angela Holguin Cuellar, who called on the former at his office here today.
The meeting was held in conjunction with Cuellar’s three-day working visit to Malaysia. It was her first visit to Malaysia which ended yesterday.
According to a foreign ministry statement, the last high level visit to Malaysia was by former Colombian president, Andres Pastrana in March 2000.
The purpose of the visit is to build rapport with Anifah and elevate existing bilateral relations between the two countries, it said.
During their meeting, Anifah and Cuellar discussed and exchanged views on regional and international issues of mutual concern. After the courtesy call, Anifah hosted an official luncheon to honour Cuellar and her delegation.