Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob arrives at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo on May 23, 2022. – Bernama pic
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 10:19 GMT
TOKYO, May 24 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob kicked off his first visit to Japan on Tuesday by meeting Itabashi Mayor Takeshi Sakamoto and expressed Malaysia’s interest in learning from the experience of the city in reducing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Through his observation during the trip to the beautiful city of Itabashi, Ismail Sabri said he believed Malaysia had a lot to learn from running the city, especially when the world is facing extraordinary challenges due to Covid. -19.
The Prime Minister said that various social and economic sectors needed to be revitalized so that they could function at their optimal level, according to which he believed that Japan, especially the management of the city of Itabashi, had the best methods to reduce the impact of the pandemic.
“I am interested in exchanging views and learning from your experience,” he said at a ceremony to mark his inaugural visit to Japan since serving as Malaysia’s prime minister. Itabashi City Hall here.
Ismail Sabri arrived in Tokyo on Monday evening to kick off his six-day working visit to Japan.
Itabashi is one of the 23 wards of Tokyo Metropolis.
At the ceremony, Ismail Sabri admitted that Malaysia truly admires Japan for its great achievements in science and technology, as well as its success in welfare management and international cooperation.
The Prime Minister said that Malaysia and Japan also share noble and laudable values in defending their respective cultural heritage.
“The Japanese people are known for their kindness, politeness and generosity. It is truly admirable and should be emulated. This culture is also shared in our society in Malaysia,” he said. — Bernama