Looking into palm oil opportunities in East Africa

Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has sent a delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof to the Malaysian Palm Oil Forum-East Africa Region 2023 in Nairobi, Kenya.

The forum, to be held from July 3–7, will explore trends and the growth potential of palm oil in the East African market while fostering bilateral cooperation between Malaysia and Kenya in the industry.

The Plantation and Commodities Ministry said during the forum, Fadillah would deliver a keynote address and officially inaugurate the event, emphasising Malaysia’s commitment to sustainable palm oil production and its expertise in the industry.

“While in Kenya, he is scheduled for a series of high-level meetings with Cabinet Secretaries of Kenya and other relevant stakeholders including representatives from the palm oil industry.

“These meetings aim to foster greater cooperation and explore potential business opportunities in the sector between both nations,” it said in a statement yesterday, reported Bernama.

In addition, the Plantation and Commodities Ministry said Fadillah, who is also its minister, would visit major palm oil refineries and food manufacturing companies, and also meet with the Malaysian diaspora there.

“Fadillah’s visit underscores Malaysia’s commitment to promoting sustainable palm oil production and strengthening economic ties with Kenya,” it added.

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