Islamabad: A five-member Malaysian delegation led by Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of Malaysia for South Asia on Infrastructure Dato Seri Samy Vellu is visiting Pakistan tomorrow (Wednesday) on a three-day visit to explore business and investment opportunities in the country. says a press release received here today from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
During its stay, the delegation is expected to hold meetings with senior government officials and ministers, including Minister for Communications, Minister for Water and Power, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Minister for Railways and Minister for Ports and Shipping. A separate meeting of the delegation has also been scheduled with the Chairman Board of Investment (BoI).
During meetings, the Malaysian delegation will get a first-hand update on various infrastructure projects and initiatives currently underway in Pakistan and explore the possibility of forging joint ventures with Pakistani companies.
It may be added that the visit by this high-level Malaysian delegation is taking place against the backdrop of a burgeoning bilateral trade which crossed $2.5 billion mark last year, reflecting an upward trajectory in commercial cooperation following the signing and implementation of the Free Trade Agreement between the two countries in 2008. Pakistan’s exports to Malaysia have risen considerably in recent months, registering an impressive 56.16 per cent increase, according to latest trade figures available as of November 2011.
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