Wednesday, January 22

Fenny to help to promote Sarawak tourism in Peru

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Taib and Raghad are joined by Fenny (left) and Monty (right) during a group photo at the Head of State’s residence in Demak Jaya. — Photo courtesy of Astana

KUCHING: Malaysia’s Ambassador-Designate to Peru Fenny Nuli is looking forward to promote Sarawak especially its tourism to the South American country.

Fenny who will serve in Peru from next month, said while she shoulders a heavy responsibility of representing the nation, she will also make Sarawak known to the people there .

“We can exchange knowledge with Peru in terms of tourism because Peru is very good at promoting their tourism such as their world heritage site, Machu Picchu.

“We have a lot of areas we can offer on tourism so perhaps we can learn and exchange knowledge with them on this,” she told reporters when met after calling on Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg at his office in Wisma Bapa Malaysia here yesterday.

She noted that she will also be briefed by Sarawak government agencies to look at several potential areas which can be presented to Peru such as tourism destinations.

“Apart from that, we are also looking to increase our efforts in terms of bilateral trade between Malaysia and Peru which currently amounts to US$300 million and is relatively low when compared to other countries,” she said, adding that she is also exploring other sectors on how Malaysia and Peru can work together.

Abang Johari (centre) in a group photo with Fenny (left) and Monty during the courtesy call. — Photo by Chimon Upon

On her meeting with Abang Johari, Fenny said the chief minister imparted “very good advice” on how best to present the state to Peru.

“It was a very fruitful discussion and I hope that he will bring the Sarawak delegation to Peru for bilateral trade.

“He also expressed his pride that a fellow Sarawakian has been appointed as the Malaysian ambassador to Peru,” she added.

The 48-year-old from Sri Aman received her letter of credence from Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah earlier this month.

Apart from Peru, she will also be commissioned to three other countries namely Bolivia, Panama and Colombia.

Prior to her latest appointment, she was previously the deputy head of mission at the Malaysian Embassy in Brussels, Belgium since 2016.

Meanwhile, Fenny also paid a courtesy call to Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud and his wife Toh Puan Datuk Patinggi Raghad Kurdi Taib at their residence in Demak Jaya yesterday.

She was accompanied by Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sarawak Regional Office director Monty Ludan.