Australian Foreign Minister visits Vietnam, Malaysia

(VOVWORLD) - Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong on Sunday begins a visit to Vietnam and Malaysia, her second trip to Southeast Asia since becoming Foreign Minister one month ago.

Australia's future is tied to the future of Southeast Asia, Minister Wong said in a statement issued on Saturday.

In Vietnam, the two sides will discuss climate change cooperation, shared trade and investment ambitions and Australia's continued support for Vietnam's COVID-19 recovery, ahead of next year's 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations. 

In Malaysia, the two sides will reaffirm their commitment as Comprehensive Strategic Partners and discuss economic recovery, climate action, education ties and health security.