Malaysia, Pakistan agree to boost ties in trade and investment, says Anwar


Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim says he and Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif hope that ties between their countries will strengthen. (Facebook pic)

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

Anwar said Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif conveyed the matter during a phone call with him last night.

“In 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 today.

He said 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.

“PM Shehbaz also praised Malaysia’s stance on the Palestinian issue,” he said.

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

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