MALAYSIA’S SRI LANKA ENVOY WILL TAKE UP NEW ASSIGNMENT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The Malaysian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Wan Zaidi Wan Abdullah has been re-assigned to the Foreign Ministry to take up a new assignment.

Wisma Putra (Malaysian Foreign Ministry) in a statement yesterday, said Wan Zaidi’s movement was planned and he was due to take up an important assignment related to Malaysia’s chairmanship of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), due to be held in April 2020.

It said given the scale of the CHOGM involving 52 countries, required early preparations for it to be a success.

Wan Zaidi will perform the same functions during Malaysia’s successful chairmanship of ASEAN in 2015. Allied to his own experience, is Sri Lanka, which hosted CHOGM in 2013, it added.

It was reported recently that the Malaysian Government recalled its envoy just days before Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak was to arrive in Sri Lanka for a two-day official visit, beginning Dec 17.

According to the statement, an experienced officer from Wisma Putra has been assigned temporarily to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, to ensure the success of the Prime Minister’s visits to both countries.

Malaysia enjoys warm and deep relations with Sri Lanka and the Maldives, and the visits are expected to strengthen these ties.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK