Pakistan, Malaysia agree to bolster economic ties

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Kuala Lumpur: Pakistan and Malaysia have agreed to further bolster cooperation in the areas of Halal Food, Science and Technology, Tourism and Agriculture.
The understanding came during a meeting Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Malaysian Minister for Economic Affairs Mohamed Azmin Ali during a meeting in Kuala Lumpur.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi noted that both the countries can enhance their bilateral trade through free trade agreement, Radio Pakistan reported.
Yesterday, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi invited the Malaysian investors to get benefit from the investment opportunities in diverse sectors of Pakistan.
Talking to the business community during a reception in Kuala Lumpur, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Pakistan’s economy is now heading towards stability as a result of difficult decisions taken by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government.
He said due to sustainable economic policies the confidence of the foreign investors has been restored in Pakistan and it is the first time in the last three years that the volume of investment has reached 340 million dollars.
Agencies add: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi here called on Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Bin Mohamad in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, ARY News reported.
Matters of Mutual interest,  bilateral relations, challenges being faced by the Muslim Ummah and other issues were came under discussion in the meeting. Speaking on the occasion, FM Qureshi said that Pakistan and Malaysia enjoyed brotherly relationship and stood by each other in difficult times. The foreign minister hailed Malaysian leadership for brushing aside Indian threats over its stance on Kashmir.
FM Qureshi also conveyed a special message of Prime Minister Imran Khan to Mahathir Bin Mohamad.
Earlier in the day, Pakistan and Malaysia had agreed to further bolster cooperation in the areas of Halal Food, Science and Technology, Tourism and Agriculture.
The understanding came during a meeting Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Malaysian Minister for Economic Affairs Mohamed Azmin Ali during a meeting in Kuala Lumpur.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi had noted that both the countries could enhance their bilateral trade through free trade agreement.
Yesterday, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had invited the Malaysian investors to get benefit from the investment opportunities in diverse sectors of Pakistan.