© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Foreign Secretary Liz Truss speaks throughout the annual Conservative Party convention, in Manchester, Britain, October 3, 2021. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo
LONDON (Reuters) – British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss will journey to Malaysia on Sunday as a part of a week-long visit to southeast Asia geared toward deepening economic and security ties within the area, her workplace stated.
Truss can even visit Thailand and Indonesia, chosen to mirror their “growing economic and diplomatic heft”, as post-Brexit Britain seems to strengthen relations with nations and areas past Europe.
“I want to position Britain where the future growth is and to think about who our major partners will be in 2050 and beyond,” Truss stated in a press release.
“Southeast Asia will be the engine of the global economy and I want Britain to be part of that, upgrading our economic and security relations with the region to reflect its growing importance.”
The Foreign Office stated Truss would look to construct nearer ties on infrastructure funding into the area.
She will meet with the leaders and international ministers in Malaysia and Thailand, with subjects for dialogue together with defence cooperation and commerce, in addition to deeper digital and tech funding and security collaboration.
Truss can even maintain talks on international coverage points comparable to Myanmar and Afghanistan along with her Indonesian counterpart, and search nearer ties on counterterrorism and cyber security.
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