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Malaysian Premier Dr. Mahathir Mohamad is set to arrive in Pakistan later in the morning of March 21st. His visit will extend until 23rd March 2019, the Pakistan’s Foreign Office said on Wednesday. According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Mofa), the visit is taking place at the invitation of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The Malaysian prime minister will be accompanied by a high-level delegation including several leading businessmen. Major-General Asif Ghafoor, director-general Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) had earlier informed that the Malaysian Prime Minister, Mahathir bin Muhammad, would be the guest of honour on Pakistan’s Day parade on March 23rd, 2019.
In a heart-warming series of events which included a fan moment by the Malaysian first lady, the two friendly premiers had agreed to extend cooperation in trade, tourism, food, privatization, and foreign direct investment.
The other guests include the defense minister of Azerbaijan, chief of army staff of Bahrain and government officials from Oman. Also, various contingents from Azerbaijan, Bahrain, China, KSA, Sri Lanka, and Turkey will participate in the parade, he informed in a Twitter post.
Prime Minister Mahathir’s bilateral engagements include call on the president of Pakistan, one-on-one meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan followed by delegation-level talks. Both the leaders will also speak at the roundtable meeting of the CEOs of industries, who wish to invest in automobile and telecommunication sectors of Pakistan.
“Prime Minister, Tun Mahathir’s visit would further cement the existing brotherly and friendly relations between the two countries. The focus of the interest is on enhancing economic, trade, investment, and defense ties, for the mutual benefit of the peoples of the two countries,” said the statement.
In one of his very first foreign visits, Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Malaysia last year in November along with a delegation. In a heart-warming series of events which included a fan moment by the Malaysian first lady, the two friendly premiers had agreed to extend cooperation in trade, tourism, food, privatization, and foreign direct investment.