Imran Khan says Pakistan could learn to tap tourism potential from Malaysia

Pak PM Imran Khan meets Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad, November 21, 2018. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team Delhi, India Nov 21, 2018, 03.46 PM (IST)

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday reached Malaysia on a two-day visit. During his interaction with the Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, Khan mentioned about long-standing ties between Pakistan and Malaysia adding that he was "pleased with the morning discourse" with PM Mahathir. Khan said that Pakistan can learn how to tap tourism potential from Malaysia. 

"We exchanged views about trade, a particular interest for Pakistan is we have this huge untapped tourism potential and Malaysia has developed tourism resorts which we really want to have (in) place in Pakistan because we have tourism sports but we don't have resorts," Imran Khan said.

The Malaysian Prime Minister welcomed Imran Khan and said that Pakistan and Malaysia have similar internal problems. He added that both the leaders "discussed these issues and ways and means of tackling them," news agency Reuters reported. 

"Pakistan and Malaysia had a long relationship and mostly there has been a closer relationship and we have also been trading with each other. But we find that we have some internal problems which are similar within Malaysia and Pakistan and I had a four-eyed meeting with the Prime Minister. We discussed these issues and ways and means of tackling them," the Malaysian Prime Minister stated.

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan is on a two-day official visit to Malaysia where he is likely to seek monetary assistance to minimise cash-strapped Pakistan's dependence on an IMF bailout package.

Prime Minister Khan is accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umer, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry and Adviser on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood, Radio Pakistan reported.

This is Khan's first bilateral visit to Malaysia after assuming office in August.

(With inputs from Reuters)

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Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan is on a two-day official visit to Malaysia where he is likely to seek monetary assistance to minimise cash-strapped Pakistan's dependence on an IMF bailout package.