The EU-ASEAN Business Council (EU-ABC) successfully wrapped up its first European trade and investment mission since the COVID-19 pandemic to Malaysia from 7 to 9 June, which culminated in a Joint Gala Dinner with EUROCHAM Malaysia. The Gala Dinner was attended by distinguished government officials and prominent business leaders from across Southeast Asia and Europe. At the centre of this pre-eminent line-up was Malaysia Minister of Finance His Excellency Tengku Datuk Seri Utama Zafrul bin Tengku Abdul Aziz.
Speaking during his keynote speech at the Gala Dinner, Tengku Zafrul reiterated Malaysia’s commitment to ensure the rapid recovery of its economy, while strengthening the country’s resilience to new challenges, through restoring business capabilities, maintaining Malaysia’s competitiveness, and investing in future technologies, to name a few.
His Excellency also highlighted the significance of the relationship between Malaysia and the EU, and on a broader scale between ASEAN and the EU, which continues to be key to improving trade, investments, and business opportunities for all parties.