Malaysia receives Pakistani PM

Sepang, Malaysia rolled out the red carpet for Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan as he arrived on Tuesday for a two-day official visit.

The Foreign Ministry (Wisma Putra) in a statement said the visit was at the invitation of Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and this is Imran Khan's first official visit to Malaysia since assuming office in August, Malaysia News Agency (Bernama) reported.

It said Imran Khan will meet Dr. Mahathir to review the existing bilateral relations and cooperation as well as identify new areas for future collaboration.

It said the visit underlined the significance and importance that Malaysia attaches to its relationship with Pakistan.

Dr. Mahathir and Imran Khan will also witness the signing of an agreement by the governments of Malaysia and Pakistan at the Prime Minister's Office on the partial abolition of visa for travel between the two countries.

In 2017, the total bilateral trade between the two countries stood at $ 1.4 billion an increase of 3.5 per cent compared to 2016. Pakistan is Malaysia's third largest trading partner among South Asian countries.

Source: Bahrain News Agency