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OFFICIAL VISIT PRIME MINISTER OF PAKISTAN, IMRAN KHAN TO MALAYSIA, 20-21 NOVEMBER 2018
Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, will undertake an Official Visit to Malaysia from 20-21 November 2018. The visit is at the invitation of Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. The visit would be Prime Minister, Imran Khan’s inaugural visit to Malaysia since assuming his post in August 2018.
The Official Welcoming Ceremony will be held in the morning of 21 November 2018 at Perdana Square, Putrajaya. During the visit, Prime Minister and Imran Khan will hold a bilateral meeting that would provide opportunities for both sides to review the existing relations and cooperation as well as identify new areas for future collaboration.
The visit underlines the significance and importance Malaysia attaches to its relationship with Pakistan. It will also be an opportunity for both leaders to exchange views on a range of global and regional issues of common concern. Following the bilateral meeting, both leaders will also witness the signing of an Agreement on Partial Abolition of Visa between the Government of Malaysia and the Government of Pakistan which will take place in a ceremony at the Prime Minister’s Office on 21 November 2018.
Imran Khan is scheduled to have an audience with Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Al-Maghfur-Lah, Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong. The Prime Minister will also visit the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.
Malaysia and Pakistan enjoy substantive and longstanding bilateral relations in the field of education, tourism, defence cooperation and technical assistance. Malaysia is optimistic that this visit will provide a new impetus to the bilateral cooperation that would cement and elevate the Malaysia and Pakistan relations to a higher level. In 2017, the total bilateral trade between the two countries was recorded at RM5.76 billion (USD1.34 billion), an increase of 3.5% as compared to 2016. Pakistan is Malaysia’s third largest trading partner amongst South Asian countries.
19 November 2018