Australian, Chinese Leaders Congratulate New Malaysian PM Ismail Sabri


PUTRAJAYA— Ismail Sabri Yaakob has continued to receive messages of congratulations from world leaders on his appointment as the ninth prime minister of Malaysia.

On Tuesday, he received a telephone call from Australian Prime Minister Scott John Morrison and a letter from Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), in their conversation, Ismail Sabri and Morrison both expressed their commitment to further strengthen the close and long-established ties between Malaysia and Australia.

Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri thanked Li for the greetings he conveyed via a letter dated Aug 23.

PMO said Li also expressed China’s commitment to strengthen the well-established diplomatic relations between the two countries as well as continue to build trade ties and share strategies to fight COVID-19 more effectively.

Ismail Sabri was sworn in before the Malaysian King Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah at Istana Negara (National Palace) on Saturday.



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