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EXIM Bank Malaysia Hosted the 27th Asian EXIM Banks Forum (AEBF) Annual Meeting

15 November 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, 15 November 2022 – Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (MEXIM) is hosting the 27th Asian EXIM Banks Forum (AEBF) Annual meeting beginning 15 – 17 November 2022 at the Forum’s official venue, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

As this year’s host, Chairman of EXIM Bank Malaysia, Dato’ Azman Mahmud will be officiating the Forum during its welcoming dinner on 15 November 2022.

The theme for this year’s meeting entitled “EXIM Banks’ Role in Facilitating Sustainable & Resilient Business Growth and Partnerships Post Pandemic” will bring together some 40 delegates from the 11 member countries covering Export Finance Australia, The Export-Import Bank of China, Export-Import Bank of India, Indonesia Eximbank, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Philippine Guarantee Corporation, Korea Eximbank, Export-Import Bank of Thailand, Turk Eximbank, The Vietnam Development Bank, Asian Development Bank the permanent observer of the AEBF annual meeting as well as 2 guest observers, Saudi EXIM Bank and Islamic Development Bank. Members are to discuss, explore and seek partnership opportunities in strengthening international business and collaborative efforts.

The 3 day programme will include bilateral meetings and see the signing of a joint statement on Financial Support to Green Development by all Heads of Delegation. This joint statement is intended to recognize the importance of green transition and green development amongst the agencies as well as to promote resilient and inclusive economic growth in Asia.

“Green transition and development, especially in developing countries, still face challenges, with the main one being funding gap. We believe EXIM banks, through a variety of products they offer, can and will play a critical role in tackling global issues such as climate change and green transition and development”, said Arshad Ismail, President/Chief Executive Officer of EXIM Bank Malaysia.

AEBF was established in 1995 during the Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) meeting in India. The purpose is to create an institutional mechanism as a forum for discussion on matters relating to collaborative efforts and tackling a broad range of issues.

AEBF members take turns in organising the Forum on an annual basis. It is attended by the heads of member institutions and as Chair for this year’s Forum, MEXIM will be represented by its President/CEO, Arshad Ismail to take the lead in deliberating the theme. The last time MEXIM hosted the meeting was in 2011.

 

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ABOUT EXIM BANK

The Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (MEXIM) was incorporated on 29 August 1995 and is wholly-owned by the Government of Malaysia. The Bank has assisted a diverse range of Malaysian business in various sectors in their global ventures. EXIM Bank takes pride in meeting its mandated role of stimulating and enhancing the competitiveness of Malaysian industries for exports and investments globally via the provisioning of internationally and domestically competitive banking and insurance products and advisory services. The Bank also offers Shariah-compliant financing and Takaful instruments. For more information, visit www.exim.com.my.

 

For further information, kindly contact:

Azmin Hamzah
Head
Corporate Communication Department
Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad
(MEXIM)
Level 1, EXIM Bank,
Jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur.
T : +603 2601 2371
F : +603 2601 2469
E : azmin@exim.com.my
W : www.exim.com.my

Mohd Ronnee Osman
Senior Manager
Corporate Communication Department
Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad
(MEXIM)
Level 1, EXIM Bank,
Jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur.
T : +603 2601 2397
F : +603 2601 2469
E : mronneeosman@exim.com.my
W : www.exim.com.my

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