Malaysia PM to hash out border plan
text size

Malaysia PM to hash out border plan

The prime ministers of Malaysia and Thailand are expected to discuss cooperation on the promotion and integration of economic development, particularly in the five southernmost Thai provinces and four northern Malaysian states along or near the border.

Speaking ahead of the two-day official visit of Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim starting Thursday, Deputy Secretary-General to the Prime Minister and acting government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri said Mr Anwar and his wife will be the guests of the Thai government as part of an introductory tour to Asean countries.

During the visit, Mr Anwar will meet his Thai counterpart Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha on Thursday.

They are expected to discuss economic cooperation in Thai-Malaysian border areas. This will include trade links, investment and infrastructure.

Both sides are expected to look at accelerating efforts to reach a bilateral trade target of US$30 billion (one trillion baht) by 2025 through existing mechanisms to enhance trade facilitation and reduce barriers. They will also look to promote cooperation in potential industries such as rubber, halal food and energy, as well as in new areas such as the digital economy and green technology.

Both sides will exchange views on regional and international developments to jointly address new challenges and stimulate the post-Covid-19 economic recovery.

Mr Anwar became the 10th prime minister of Malaysia on Nov 24, 2022.

Do you like the content of this article?