Masidi wants increased US-Sabah trade

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government hopes to see more business and economic opportunities realised with the United States in the near future, says Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun.

The state Finance Minister said this after receiving a US embassy delegation led by economic counsellor Susan Riggs at his office in Menara Kinabalu here on Wednesday (March 29).

During the meeting, Masidi shared insights on Sabah's current economic, political and social developments, as well as upcoming and future plans of the state government.

"I am happy that Sabah maintains good working and social relations with the United States and I welcome the delegation from the US Embassy, with hopes that more US-Sabah business and economic opportunities will materialise in the near future," he said.

They also discussed other topics such as Sabah's tourism industry, future developments, energy production and supply, food security and the oil and gas industry.

Other issues include digital communication, manufacturing and matters involving public interest, Masidi said in a statement.

Also present were US Embassy's economic officer Michael Marcous and economic specialist Sharon Tan, as well as the ministry's permanent secretary Datuk Mohd Sofian Alfian Nair.

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