Malaysia, Pakistan agree to strengthen ties in trade, investment, says PM


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia and Pakistan have agreed to explore opportunities to strengthen ties between the two countries, especially in trade and investment, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

The Prime Minister said that his Pakistani counterpart Shehbaz Sharif conveyed the matter during a phone call on Wednesday (April 10).

"During the phone conversation, we both wanted to explore opportunities to strengthen Malaysia-Pakistan ties, especially in the field of trade and investment.

"Praying that relations between Malaysia and Pakistan will continue to grow for mutual benefit, Insya-Allah,” he said in his Facebook post on Thursday (April 11).

He said that he also welcomed Shehbaz's proposal to export halal meat from Pakistan to Malaysia.

Also discussed were various regional and international issues, including the situation in Gaza and Afghanistan.

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"PM (Prime Minister) Shehbaz also praised Malaysia's stance on the Palestinian issue,” he said.

Anwar said the two leaders also expressed hope that the ties between Malaysia and Pakistan would continue to be strengthened and Shehbaz also reiterated his invitation to Anwar to undertake an official visit to Pakistan as soon as possible.

The two leaders also exchanged Hari Raya Aidilfitri greetings.- Bernama

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