Malaysia is standing firm on its foreign policy which does not allow any diplomatic relations to be established with Israel, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said as quoted by Bernama.
He also said that in principle, the Malaysian government had never established any direct trade relations with Israel.
In line with the policy and the principle of humanity and world peace, Mustapa said the ministry fully supported the international community’s call for Israeli brutality against the Palestinians in Gaza, to be stopped immediately.
He said all the entrances to Palestine were controlled by the Israeli border authorities, except at the Egypt-Gaza border.
“The Egyptian government only allows the entry of humanitarian aid, medicine and food to Palestine through the Rafah Border Crossing,” he said in a statement on the Malaysia-Palestine-Israel Global Trade Relations here today.
Mustapa said all indirect trade between Malaysia and the areas were to support economic development and to send humanitarian aid to the Palestinians.
“This is because Malaysian exports to Palestine and the Gaza strip had to be brought in through the port of Ashdod in the Israel territory as the Gaza Port was still blocked by Israel,” he said.