Pakistan | The Second Official Visit by Prime Minister Imran Khan to Malaysia

The Second Official Visit by Prime Minister Imran Khan to Malaysia

Accompanied by a high-level delegation, Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Mr Imran Khan, arrived in Malaysia in the night of 3 February for a two-day official visit to discuss bilateral relations between the two Islamic countries and exchange ideas on a number of regional and international issues that are of common concern for both nations.

Mr Khan is an admirer of Tun Dr Mahathir and the two leaders share great camaraderie as both have similar views in many areas, such as on combating corruption and issues concerning Muslim Ummah like Islamophobia, Palestine and the Rohingya's plight. It was reported during his first visit to Malaysia as Prime Minister in November 2018 that Mr Khan said that they both inherited problems from the previous administration.

During this visit, Mr Khan’s may also discuss the outcomes and action plans of the recent Kuala Lumpur Summit, as he was unable to attend the event. He is also scheduled to give a talk at the Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) on regional peace and security. Pakistan has a great potential to become one of the largest Islamic economies as it enjoys strong trade links with regional as well as international partners.

Malaysia and Pakistan also enjoy dynamic economic cooperation since the signing of the Malaysia-Pakistan Closer Economic Partnership Agreement in November 2007.