Abang Johari to deliver keynote address at Italian summit

Abang Johari (left) at Westmoreland's (centre) residence. Also seen is Abdul Malik (right).

ROME, Sept 25: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg is expected to share about Sarawak’s aspiration and journey towards digitalisation in his keynote address at the Immersive Learning Summit held in Bologna, north of here, this morning.

The summit is organised by EON Reality, a multinational virtual reality and augmented reality software developer founded in 1999 and headquartered in Irvine, California.

According to a media release today, the Chief Minister’s address shall dwell on Sarawak’s focus on human capital development, creation of opportunities in a digital economic environment since he took over as Chief Minister, and the vision for Sarawak towards 2030.

Abang Johari, who led an entourage from Sarawak, arrived in Italy on Sunday (Sept 22) for a working visit.

While here, he took time off to call on Malaysia’s Ambassador to Italy Dato Abdul Malik Melvin Castellino at the Malaysian Embassy.


Later, Abang Johari was given the honour to launch the Malaysia Week event organised by the embassy in conjunction with this year’s Malaysia Day celebration with a focus on Sarawak’s tourism attractions.

The Chief Minister also called on the Malaysia’s Ambassador to the Vatican, Westmoreland Edward Palon, a Sarawakian, at his residence.

Yesterday (Sept 24), courtesy of the Ambassador to the Vatican, the Chief Minister and his entourage were taken on a conducted tour of the museum, the Sistine Chapel and the St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. — DayakDaily