NEW YORK, September 26 – Malaysia Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob left for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday after concluding a four-day working visit to New York. where he addressed the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). He arrived here on Thursday to join other world leaders, from more than 150 countries, at the 77th Session of the UNGA.

Ismail Sabri delivered the country’s National Statement at UNGA on Friday, speaking in Bahasa Melayu – the first time by a Malaysian leader addressing the UNGA. He touched on various international issues, among them the conflict in Ukraine and the issues of Myanmar and Palestine, as well as food security and climate change.

He also proposed the establishment of an international monetary cooperation mechanism amid
rising global inflation. This was the second time that Ismail Sabri had addressed the UNGA. He read out the country’s national statement virtually at the 76th session last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. – Bernama