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A soldier walks past the flags of participating nations in the Asean Summit, as he guards an area ahead of the 42nd Asean Summit held in Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia, on May 8, 2023. — Picture by REUTERS

Malaysia to host Asean tourism forum next year

VIENTIANE, Jan 29 — Malaysia will officially become the next host for the Asean Tourism Forum 2025 after a handing-over session held on Friday in conjunction with the closing of the ATF 2024.

The handing-over is another milestone for Malaysia, marking its return to hosting ATF since the last event in 2014 in Kuching, Sarawak.

Receiving the handing-over baton was the Malaysian Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister, Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing.

“We warmly welcome all of you to our country as we foresee this as an important and timely event for Malaysia, especially as we gear up for the upcoming Visit Malaysia Year set to take place in 2026.

“It is our hope that Malaysia will be your next destination to explore as we have a bit of everything for everyone,” Lao news agency (KPL) reported the minister said.

Known for its rich culture and biodiversity, Malaysia has plenty to offer its visitors from all walks of life, from its friendly people and intertwined traditions, unique culinary delights, to its breathtaking natural ecosystem.

Malaysia will assume Asean’s chairmanship in 2025.

— Bernama

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