Published by Afterschool.my on Sep 29, 2016, 12:03 pm
There are more than 630 Malaysians who now reside in Germany and studying in various fields. Datuk Seri Najib Razak praised their efforts during an official visit to the European country recently.
"I am proud to know that all of you are striving to be the best and I am proud to know that our students are happy to live in Germany," he said speaking to students at a dinner at the Malaysian Embassy in Berlin.
In addition, he will devote more effort to increase the possibility of bringing more Malaysian students to study in Germany.
According to Najib, eventhough higher education in Germany is free from tuition fees, language is a major obstacle to most of those who wish to study there.
"If you master the German language, it is more likely for us to consider sending Malaysia students to Germany," he said.
Najib hopes for Malaysians in Germany to adopt the good values ??of the people of the European nation such as discipline, hard work, and not giving up when faced with things that are considered outside their norm. These values, if brought back to Malaysia, will help the country to achieve higher levels of progress.
"I can appreciate the German people's drive in becoming one of the most successful countries, which are being highly disciplined, focused and have an unbreakable spirit and also working as a team," he said.
He used the German football team as an example of working together as a group, and have outstanding performance in tournaments, which makes them a very worthy competitor and a tough adversary.
Najib also praised the collective spirit of the German people and the ability to overcome difficult times. "These are some of the characteristics of the German people that can be absorbed into the culture of Malaysia."
According to Najib, Malaysia can become a more powerful nation with the use of these values ??and discipline.
Najib's visit to the European country aims to strengthen bilateral relations and discuss the capacity of both countries to cooperate in trade and investment, vocational training and education, agriculture, science and technology, and infrastructure development.