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Pakistan, Malaysia sign accord on partial abolition of visa

KUALA LUMPUR: Pakistan and Malaysia on Wednesday signed an agreement on partial abolition of visa for travel between the two countries.

In a statement, the Malaysian Foreign Ministry said the two Prime Ministers – Mahathir Muhammad and Imran Khan – witnessed the signing ceremony after talks in Kuala Lumpur.

“FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Malaysian Home Minister Tan Sri Dato Haji Muhyiddin signed the MoU on Partial Abolition on Visa Requirement, in the presence of PM Imran Khan and Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad,” Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal tweeted.

Besides, Pakistan and Malaysia also agreed to enhance cooperation in various fields, including trade, privatization, investment, and food.

Addressing a joint news conference with his Malaysian counterpart Dr Mahathir Mohamad in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday morning, Prime Minister Imran Khan said Pakistan wants to learn from Malaysia’s experience of turning around economy, trade, and development in other sectors.

He said Pakistan has huge untapped tourism resources, which we want to develop this sector on the pattern Malaysia has developed it.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia and Pakistan face similar challenges and it has been decided to cooperate with one another to cope with them.

He emphasized the need to continue mutual cooperation to benefit from the experiences of one another.

He said it was also decided to have a dialogue partnership at the ASEAN group; besides, enhancing mutual cooperation in defence sector.



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