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Malaysian PM Mahathir leaves Pakistan after three-day visit

March 23, 2019

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Bin Mohamad left Pakistan on Saturday after a three-day visit. 

He departed shortly after attending the country’s Pakistan Day parade in Islamabad as the chief guest.

During his visit, PM Mahathir met Prime Minister Imran Khan and other senior Pakistani officials. Pakistan and Malaysia also signed memorandums of understanding for cooperation in five major projects in the car assembly, meat, telecom and stone sectors.

Related: Pakistan and Malaysia sign MoUs for five major projects

Malaysia will be setting up an auto plant in Pakistan. It has also expressed an interest in purchasing rice and halal meat from Pakistan as well as JF-17 Thunder jets.

During a media talk on Friday, Finance Minister Asad Umar said Pakistan will soon implement an agreement to export anti-tank missiles to Malaysia. In the meantime, both countries have agreed to open branches of their banks in each other’s countries, he said. The finance minister added that Pakistan will capitalize on the Malaysian experience in the tourism industry.

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