Japan, Malaysia to cooperate on energy transition, various issues, says ambassador after meeting Rafizi
22 Dec 2022
Malaysia and Japan will be working together on energy transition and other pertinent issues, including climate change and ageing society, said Japan’s ambassador to Malaysia, Takahashi Katsuhiko.
In his latest post on Twitter, Takahashi said he met Economy Minister Mohd Rafizi Ramli and these issues were discussed.
“Good discussion on energy transition as well as other issues such as digital, climate change, disaster risk reduction and ageing society.
“Looking forward to working closely together on these issues,” he said.
According to data from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Japan is one of Malaysia’s top sources of foreign direct investment in terms of implemented manufacturing projects, with a total investment value of US$688 million (US$1=RM4.405) recorded from January to June this year.
In October 2022, trade with Japan jumped 21.8 per cent year-on-year to RM15.92 billion and accounted for 6.5 per cent of Malaysia’s total trade.