KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman held the first ever Transformasi Nasional 2050 (TN50) dialogue with fellow Malaysians in London, United Kingdom yesterday.
The inaugural dialogue was warmly received and attended by more than 150 Malaysians currently residing in the United Kingdom.
The spirit of TN50’s ‘bottom-up’ approach, which calls for broad-based and inclusive engagement saw the participants engaged in a robust discussion and shared their aspirations for Malaysia’s future with the minister.
During the dialogue, participants highlighted the importance of education in shaping the mind set and critical thinking of the younger generation, which plays a pivotal role in preparing Malaysia to face future challenges.
On another note, the participants also emphasised that all Malaysians should continue to be united under the spirit of 1Malaysia while recognising our diversity in promoting greater national social inclusion and harmony.
Anifah also launched a TN50 photography competition entitled “My Aspiration, My Future” at the dialogue.
The contest, which runs from July 7 to September 30, is open to all Malaysian nationals residing overseas.
Its goal is to encourage Malaysians abroad to share their aspirations for Malaysia in 2050 through photographs.
The TN50 initiative was launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak in January to set the national development agenda and trajectory for the next 30 years, post-2020.
The TN50 process is inclusive and progressive, driven by clear targets and timelines to be collectively determined through a ‘bottom-up’ approach.
As the custodian of Malaysia’s foreign policy, Wisma Putra is spearheading efforts to engage Malaysians abroad as well as to contribute ideas in shaping the aspirations for Malaysia’s conduct in international relations over the next 30 years.