US-ASEAN Business Council Hosts Malaysia Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim during U.N. General Assembly

(New York, NY) Today, the US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are pleased to co-host a breakfast roundtable with the Honorable Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Prime Minister of Malaysia, on the sidelines of the 78th United Nations General Assembly in New York. This marks Prime Minister Anwar’s first visit to the United States since his election as the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia in October 2022. 

“The United States and Malaysia have forged a dynamic and resilient partnership founded on shared values, mutual respect, and a commitment to promoting economic growth and development.’ said Amb. Ted Osius, President & CEO of USABC. “Today's gathering of government and business leaders underscored the importance of this partnership in driving innovation, job creation, and sustainable economic progress in both countries.” ​ 

Prime Minister Anwar was accompanied on his delegation by Minister of Trade, Investment and Industry, Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz and; Health Minister Dr. Zaliha Mustafa; Central Bank Governor Rasheed Ghaffour, among other senior government officials. ​ 

In his speech, the Prime Minister emphasized the significance of the United States as the largest foreign investor in Malaysia. He pledged to make Malaysia a more attractive investment destination by tackling corruption and revamping the justice system while supporting efforts in digital transformation, manufacturing and innovation, green energy transition, and sustainable infrastructure. 

The event was made possible by the generous support of Airbnb, AWS, Organon, Amsted Rail, ConocoPhillips, and Chubb. 


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Since 1984, the US-ASEAN Business Council has been the premier advocacy organization for U.S. corporations operating within the dynamic Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Worldwide, the Council's membership of nearly 170 companies generates almost US$7 trillion in revenue and employs more than 14.5 million people.  Today our members include the largest U.S. companies conducting business in ASEAN and range from newcomers to the region to companies that have been working in Southeast Asia for more than 100 years. The Council has nine offices around the globe, in Washington, DC; New York, NY; Bangkok, Thailand; Hanoi, Vietnam; Jakarta, Indonesia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Manila, Philippines; Singapore; and Yangon, Myanmar.


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