Marcos seeks to strengthen ties with Malaysia on state visit
Marcos seeks to strengthen ties with Malaysia on state visit
Marcos seeks to strengthen ties with Malaysia on state visit
by Daylight Abas26 July 2023
Photo courtesy: PPA Media Pool

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. arrived in Malaysia yesterday for a three-day official visit aimed at reviving the Philippines' relationship with its Southeast Asian neighbor.

In his speech at the Villamor Airbase, Marcos stated that the state visit is an excellent opportunity to capitalize on the benefits of a revived friendship between the Philippines and Malaysia.

He stated that the two countries have traditionally had "close economic ties supported by strong bilateral ties stretching back for decades.

The President stated that the purpose of his state visit to Malaysia is to identify new areas of synergy that can drive collaboration and serve as a roadmap for the Philippines' different agencies to work for the mutual benefit of both countries and people.


Marcos believes that the state visit will lay the groundwork for reinvigorated and stronger Philippines-Malaysia cooperation in the run-up to the 60th anniversary of established diplomatic relations in 2024.

Marcos' trip to Malaysia is his 13th official foreign tour since taking office last year.

He will meet Malaysian King Al-Sultan Abdullah, who has invited him to visit the kingdom. He stated that the meeting would focus on how Manila and Kuala Lumpur could strengthen their ties by exploring new areas of mutual interest.

The President will also meet with Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim to discuss areas of cooperation in critical areas that are aligned with the respective economic agendas of the two nations.


Last March, Malaysia's Prime Minister paid a visit to the Philippines.

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