Pakistan and Malaysia on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for partial abolition of visa between the two countries.
Prime Minister Imran Khan and his Malaysian counterpart Dr Mahathir Mohamad witnessed the signing of the Partial Visa Abolishment Agreement (PVAA) which will reinforce the positive momentum in the bilateral relationship by broadening contact at the officials’ level between the two countries.
“FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Malaysian Home Minister Tan Sri Dato Haji Muhyiddin signed the MoU on Partial Abolition of Visa Requirement, in the presence of PM Imran Khan and Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad,” Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal tweeted.
The two countries also agreed to further bolster cooperation in diverse fields and said both sides will identify new areas for future collaboration.
Addressing a joint news conference with his Malaysian counterpart Dr Mahathir Mohamad in Kuala Lumpur, Prime Minister Imran Khan said Pakistan wants to learn from Malaysia’s experience of turning around economy, trade, and development in other sectors.
Pakistan also invited potential Malaysian companies to explore the possibility of investing in Special Economic Zones to take advantage of Pakistan’s strategic location at the crossroads of Central, South and West Asia.