US President commends Malaysia’s inspiring democracy
US President Joe Biden
27 January 2023
By Wartawan Nabalu News
KUALA LUMPUR: The President of United States Joe Biden said the recent general election that conferred the premiership on Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has inspired people around the world with their commitment to exercising their fundamental freedoms.
In a congratulatory message to Anwar, Biden said the prime minister’s longstanding dedication to public service will help advance peace and prosperity across the region and around the world.
“As democracies around the world face unprecedented challenges, your clection demonstrated that democracies can deliver.
“Millions of Malaysians stepped up and made their voices heard - casting their ballots in the general election, many for the first time.
“Civic engagement is the cornerstone of free and open societies, and the Malaysian people inspired people around the world with their commitment to exercising their fundamental freedoms,” he said.
Congratulatory message from the White House to Anwar.
Meanwhile, Buden also expressed commitment to deepen relations with Malaysia, including in the areas of digital economy, climate crisis, and energy security.
“In the years ahead, I look forward to deepening our partnership even further - including working together to build inclusive economic growth and resilient supply chains through the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework.
“Together, we can advance a free, open, secure, and prosperous region one that benefits both of our peoples,” he stated.
In a tweet, Anwar said he looks forward to working closely with Biden for the mutual benefits of the people in Malaysia and in the US.