Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad leaves for homeland after Pakistan visit

Malaysian PM, Mahathir, Mohamad, homeland, Pakistan visit
23 Mar, 2019 2:09 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad left for homeland after the Pakistan visit on Saturday.

He was briefed about JF-17 Thunder before his departure. Prime Minister Imran Khan was also present on the occasion.

Malaysian PM conferred Nishan-e-Pakistan

During his visit, Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad was conferred the highest civil award Nishan-e-Pakistan at an impressive investiture ceremony held at the President House.

The award was granted by President Dr Arif Alvi to the distinguished guest.

The ceremony was attended by President Dr. Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, federal ministers, parliamentarians and senior military and civil officials.

Speaking on the occasion, Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said: “We want to collaborate with Pakistan in many fields.”

Expressing thanks at the invitation of attending the Pakistan Day parade and conferring of Nishan-e-Pakistan award, he said Malaysia has enjoyed cordial relations with Pakistan since its independence.

Pakistan, Malaysia sign several MoUs

Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad signed several agreements during his visit to Pakistan.

It marks a new level of the bilateral cooperation between both countries in various fields, namely trade in palm oil, agricultural products, food retail, halal products, automotive parts, energy, science and technology, and telecommunication investment.

This new level of partnership will entail further engagement and enhance cooperation between the two countries.

Both sides reaffirmed their shared desire to maintain close high-level contacts, deepen friendly exchanges of visits and cooperation in all fields, as well as, to actively promote Pakistan-Malaysia relations.

In landmark cooperation in the automotive industry between Pakistan-Malaysia, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Prime Minister Imran Khan jointly officiated the Symbolic Ground-Breaking Ceremony of PROTON plant in Islamabad, Pakistan which will boost the manufacturing and services industry for both countries.

Tourism and youth exchanges have also been identified as key drivers in promoting greater people-to-people contact and sustainable socio-economic growth, and in fostering mutual understanding between the two countries.

Both Leaders exchanged views on the situation in Palestine and in the Rakhine State, Myanmar involving Rohingya Muslims. On the Palestinian issue, both countries agreed to contribute positively in other forums, especially in the OIC Committee of Six on Palestine, of which Malaysia and Pakistan are members. Prime Minister Imran Khan briefed Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir on the grave human rights situation in Kashmir and in this regard referred to the Reports of UNOHCHR, Amnesty International, International People’s Tribunal and All Parties Parliamentary Kashmir Group, UK. He also discussed the role of OIC Contact Group on Kashmir to highlight issue.

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