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Courtesy Call from Australian High Commission’s Delegation

MIMA, Kuala Lumpur

The Australian High Commission’s delegation, led by its Deputy High Commissioner, His Excellency Michael Growder paid a courtesy call on Director-General Datuk Dr Sabirin Ja’afar. His Excellency was accompanied by First Secretary James Bryan and Inspector Uriah Turner.

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From left: Sumathy Permal, Inspector Uriah Turner, Datuk Dr Sabirin Bin Ja’afar, His Excellency Michael Growder, James Bryan, and Cdr. Ang Chin Hup

Datuk Dr Sabirin Bin Ja’afar warmly welcomed the delegation to MIMA. His Excellency Michael Growder expressed his intentions to renew Australia’s long-standing network, collaboration, and exchange on issues of interest to both Australia and Malaysia, including  matters concerning maritime border protection, strategic issues concerning the Indo-Pacific, maritime connectivity, and maritime economic issues.

On security, the meeting discussed recent developments in the South China Sea, as well as human trafficking, and illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. On the economy, the meeting discussed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and the Blue Economy.

Also present in the meeting were Fellow and Centre Head for the Straits of Malacca (SOM) Sumathy Permal, and Senior Researcher Cdr. Ang Chin Hup (R) from the Centre for Maritime Economics and Industries.

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The Australian delegation discussing points of interest with MIMA.

MIMA Director-General expressed his gratitude to the delegation for the courtesy call and the meeting’s discussions. MIMA looks forward to more engagements with the Australian High Commission in the future.

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