Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop (Source: Xinhua)
 
Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – The Government of Australia pledged to support the reformation agenda that will be implemented by Malaysia's new administration, said Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop on August 3.

Bishop noted that the support would include Malaysia's reformation agenda on economy, social issues and politics which could strengthen ties between the two nations.

Malaysia has gone through a historic election process and the Australian Government will develop relations with the new government and also strengthen the bilateral cooperation in regional and international issues of mutual interest, the minister said.

Bishop made the statement at a press conference after meeting Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail on the same day.

The Deputy PM stressed that Bishop's visit would open up opportunities for both sides to explore and strengthen existing cooperation between the two nations. She added that it would include strategic partnerships in various fields, notably trade and investment.

The Australian Foreign Minister has been on a visit to Malaysia from August 1-3 during which she is scheduled to pay a courtesy call on Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu and Attorney-General Tommy Thomas.–VNA