KUALA LUMPUR – The outgoing Kuwaiti Ambassador to Malaysia, Saad Abdullah Al-Asousi, considered Malaysia as the best training ground for foreign emissaries, including himself, to learn and enrich their diplomatic skills.
He said his observation is based on his experience throughout his stint here before he officially leaves his post this 31 July.
After almost six years here, Al-Asousi, whose next posting is to Hungary, said Malaysia is a good platform for diplomats posted in this country to better understand their roles and work towards establishing better bilateral ties.
“I believe that any diplomat who is working in Malaysia will gain a lot from this country as here is ‘the big school’ to learn.
“Malaysia, with such reputation from the recent (general) election outcome, has proven that it has a growing level of political maturity in upholding democracy.
“The smooth power shift (without any drop of blood, riots or protesters), as well as its major roles and positions as one of the important ASEAN components and other international bodies of the United Nations (UN) and the UN Security Council (UNSC), (put its position) as a powerful country in the region — and a lot can be learnt from (here),” he told Bernama International News Service. here, recently.
Elaborating, the 50-year-old envoy said the remarkable leadership of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad – a highly-respected leader – has empowered many countries in the world, including Kuwait, to be firm and vocal in dealing with international crises and issues.