KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 8 — Malaysia hopes that Brunei will consider the proposal to establish the reciprocal green lane in an effort to revive economic activities of the two countries which had been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin conveyed the message to the High Commissioner of Brunei Darussalam to Malaysia, Ambassador Dato Paduka Alaihuddin Mohd Taha when the latter paid him a courtesy call at his office at Parliament yesterday.
Muhyiddin in a post on his Facebook page said Alaihuddin came to bid farewell as his tenure in Malaysia will end later this month.
He said in the meeting, they also discussed efforts to further enhance the existing bilateral relations between the two countries in various aspects including challenges and measures to overcome the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.
“As neighbouring countries, we are in agreement that Malaysia and Brunei should not make the pandemic as an obstacle to further enhance existing cooperation,” the Prime Minister said in the post.
Muhyiddin also expressed his gratitude that the Sultan of Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah had granted his request to pay an official visit to the country.
“I conveyed my intention to make the visit in the first quarter of next year, to coincide with the 23rd Annual Leaders’ Consultation,” he said.
At the meeting, Muhyiddin also thanked Alaihuddin for his services, contributions and friendship during his six years tenure in Malaysia.