Johari receives a courtesy call by Japan’s Opposition Leader

TOKYO – Dewan Rakyat speaker Tan Sri Johari Abdul was honoured by Japan’s Opposition leader, Izumi KENTA on Monday (3rd June) at the Members’ Office Building of Japan House of Councillors.

During their 30-minute phone call, Johari, Kenta, and other participants discussed the current political situation in both countries, as well as the challenges facing the opposition and the youth leadership.

Kenta is leader of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan.

Johari, during the meeting, said that collaborating on a programme for young leaders will lead to a brighter and more innovative future in the Asian region.

“We invest heavily in nurturing the next generation of leaders and look forward to working closely with Japan to ensure shared prosperity.

Johari stated that “Malaysia has a long-standing relationship with Japan, and both countries can benefit from it if they have this understanding.”

The two countries have confirmed their commitment to working closely together in order to develop the friendly relationship between Japan & Malaysia.

Johari will lead a Malaysian parliament delegation to Japan, starting on Monday. The visit is scheduled to last five days.

In 1957, the diplomatic relationship between Japan & Malaysia was formed.

Since 2015, Japan has been Malaysia’s largest trading partner nine years in a row.

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