Deputy Ambassador of Malaysia to Indonesia, Zamshari Shaharan, said that Indonesia and Malaysia are neighboring relatives who are destined to be continuously together. Zamshari Shaharan in a celebration of Malaysia's National Day in Jakarta on Wednesday (September 19) hoped that the bilateral relations between Indonesia and Malaysia which had been established since 1957 would continue based on the principle of historical and cultural similarity. He believes that the relations between the two countries will be better and develop far beyond the expectations of Indonesia and Malaysia. This can be seen from the good relations between the leaders of the two countries.
"The relationship that has been very close and strong is expected to continue to move forward based on the historical and cultural similarities that we have long shared. I am sure, this brotherhood relationship is not only more stable, but will continue to grow beyond our expectations. The closeness of Indonesia and Malaysia is truly extraordinary and quite harmonious. Our two countries are destined to be neighbors and brothers throughout their lives. The relationship between our leaders is very good," Zamshari said.
Zamshari further explained that good relations between leaders in the two countries have been shown by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who has chosen Indonesia as the destination country of his first bilateral tour after being sworn in as the 7th Prime Minister of Malaysia in June. The same thing was done by Malaysian Foreign Minister Dato 'Saifuddin Abdullah, who also chose Indonesia as the first destination for foreign visits. According to Zamshari Shaharan, what has been done by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and Foreign Minister Dato 'Saifuddin Abdullah reflects how important Indonesia is as a strategic partner of Malaysia. He added, at this time it was the duty of the two countries to look for the points of similarity. (VOI/Rezha/AHM)