Prime Ministers of Pakistan and Malaysia reaffirm commitment to deepen bilateral relations

May 23, 2018

Islamabad, 23 May 2018:

Prime Minister of Pakistan H.E. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi called Malaysian Prime Minister H.E. Dr. Mahathir Mohamad today on telephone to congratulate him on Pakatan Harapan’s victory in 14th General Election, his assumption of office as Prime Minister of Malaysia and to exchange views on the issues facing the Muslim Ummah including Jammu & Kashmir and Palestine.

Prime Minister Abbasi appreciated the smooth and peaceful conduct of elections and transfer of power, reflecting maturity of the Malaysian nation. Prime Minister noted that the unprecedented success of Pakatan Harapan was a manifestation of people’s trust in Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir’s dynamic and inspirational leadership.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi also discussed Pakistan-Malaysia relations with Prime Minister Mahathir. He expressed keen desire to further strengthen bilateral relations by exploring and exploiting potential in diverse fields including economic, investment, energy, defence and tourism. 
Prime Minister Abbasi underscored the need for exchange of high level visits including parliamentary exchanges, to provide necessary impetus and direction to the bilateral relations. He extended invitation to Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir to visit Pakistan.

Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir thanked Prime Minister Abbasi for his wishes and affirmed his commitment to further strengthen and deepen bilateral ties.