Malaysia hopes to widen trade ties with India

Ashwini Phadnis New Delhi | Updated on October 29, 2013 Published on October 29, 2013

The Dean, ASEAN and High Commissioner of Brunei to India, Dato Padula Hj Sidek Ali on Tuesday said that ASEAN welcomed the decision of the Indian Government to send an Envoy to ASEAN.

The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, announced the Envoy recently.

The Charge d Affairs, High Commission of Malaysia Aida Safinaz Allias, said that Malaysia will have more trade with India. Addressing a seminar organised by Assocham, the diplomat said Malaysia would like to see increase in the items traded.

A business delegation from Malaysia will be visiting India early next year, he added.

"With this mission we will be looking at small and medium enterprises and also cooperation not only between India and Malaysia but also opportunities in third countries in various sectors including construction," Allias said.

The Philippines Envoy said that direct flights between India and Philippines will resume in the first quarter of next year.

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Published on October 29, 2013
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