According to Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia statements, The 6th Joint Commission Meeting (6th JCM) between Malaysia and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam was held virtually on 15 November 2021, and co-chaired by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, Y.B. Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah and his counterpart H.E. Bui Thanh Son.
The Meeting was held in a warm and cordial atmosphere, reflecting the long-standing close relations between the two countries. Both sides had a fruitful discussion and extensive exchange of views on a wide range of bilateral and international issues. Both sides reaffirmed their commitments to further strengthening bilateral cooperation, including among others post COVID-19 recovery, reopening of borders, vaccine development as well as the Halal industry.
The Meeting also adopted the Plan of Action (POA) 2021-2025 for the Implementation of the Framework for Strategic Partnership between Malaysia and Vietnam. The POA among others, set a target of achieving total bilateral trade of USD18 billion by 2025. Towards achieving this target, Malaysia and Vietnam looked forward to increasing two-way investments and encouraged expansive business-to-business ventures.
The successful Meeting has paved the way for the enhancement of bilateral cooperation and reinvigorate Malaysia-Vietnam ties affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.