Malaysia sees CPEC big opportunity for South Asia: CG

Staff Reporter

Karachi

Malaysia sees China-Pakistan Economic Corridor as a big opportunity for South Asia region, especially for Pakistan. We can partner with Pakistan in potential projects in various sectors, if invited.
Malaysia has extended big support to Pakistan in education. At present, 1600 Pakistani students were studying there in different faculties. There is big scope for Pakistani students to get higher education there.
This was stated by Consul General of Malaysia in Karachi, Khairul Nazran Abd Rahman, while talking to a group of journalists at the conclusion session of two-day 20th Study Malaysia Expo.
Besides more cooperation and support in education sector, Malaysia wanted to increase bilateral trade with Pakistan— which was dollars 1.34 billion and was in favour of Malaysia. Pakistan exported to Malaysia textiles, vegetable and fruit and Malaysia’s major export to Pakistan was palm oil, he said.
The Malaysian envoy said his country also wanted to promote tourism in Pakistan. Last year 39,000 Pakistani visited to Malaysia.
He mentioned that 30 Malaysian students were getting Islamic education in Pakistan.
Being Muslim brotherly country, Malaysia intended to build strong relationship with Pakistan. The two countries also had defence collaboration including joint trainings of forces. Some Malaysian officers were receiving training in Pakistan Air Force, he said.
Malaysian Consul General , who have taken the charge just two weeks back, felt very comfortable and happy with Karachiites whom he described as very friendly and hospital. He liked spicy food, mostly mutton items and the seafood. In addition, he said, Pakistani Basmati rice and mango were his favourite food items.

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