PM Imran leaves for Malaysia on two-day visit

12:33 PM | 3 Feb, 2020
PM Imran leaves for Malaysia on two-day visit
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ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday flew to Malaysia for a two-day official visit on the invitation of his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad.

He was accompanied by a high-level delegation including the cabinet members and senior officials.

During the visit, the two prime ministers would have tete-e-tete, followed by delegation-level talks. Both the leaders would witness signing of important agreement/MoUs besides addressing a joint press stakeout.

The prime minister will address an event organized by the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) of Malaysia.

During his various interactions, he will share his vision about Pakistan and underline Pakistan’s positive contribution to regional and international peace and security.

He will also highlight the dire human rights and humanitarian situation in IOJK, emphasize the importance of averting risks to regional peace and stability posed by Indian belligerence, and underscore the importance of peaceful resolution of Jammu and Kashmir dispute.

The prime minister’s visit is another sign of robust engagement between Pakistan and Malaysia and the shared commitment to further fortify the strategic partnership between the two countries.

This is Prime Minister Imran Khan’s second visit to Malaysia since assuming office in August 2018. Earlier, the prime minister had visited Malaysia on November 20-21, 2018.

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad had also visited Pakistan on March 21-23, 2019, and was the chief guest at the Pakistan Day Parade. The two prime ministers also met on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly Session in New York in September last.

Pakistan and Malaysia enjoy close, cordial ties based on commonalities of faith and culture and marked by exceptional mutual trust and understanding.

In line with the vision of leadership of the two countries, bilateral ties have deepened in recent years, leading to closer cooperation in the sphere of trade, investment, industry, defence, education and in various international forums.

The visit of the prime minister will provide an opportunity to review the full spectrum of bilateral relations and reaffirm Pakistan’s resolve to forge a robust economic relationship with Malaysia and further expand the existing broad-based, long-term and enduring cooperation.

The prime minister’s visit will contribute to further strengthening the historic Pakistan-Malaysia ties and taking bilateral cooperation to a higher level.