The objective of this trade mission was to promote and strengthen the commercial and economic ties between Malaysia one hand and Belgium on the other.

Led by Her Royal Highness, Princess Astrid, sister and Representative of His Majesty King Philippe, the Belgian Economic Mission to Malaysia took place in the Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur, included over 300 high profile participants including ministers and officials aimed at strengthening the cooperation and longstanding relations between Belgium and Malaysia.

 Belgian Ministers including HE Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, HE Pieter De Crem, Federal Secretary of State for Foreign Trade and HE Cecile Jodogne, Secretary of State for Foreign Trade and Investment for the Brussels-Capital Region were also present to show support for the Belgian business community to further develop its presence in Malaysia as well as foster new partnerships with local enterprises.

 VIP key speakers for the event included YB Senator Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of Economic Planning, HE Luc Vandebon, EU Ambassador of the Delegation of the European Union to Malaysia and Daniel Loh, Managing Director of BASF (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.