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Malaysia, Pakistan Review Bilateral Ties

Bernama, Malaysia

Malaysia, Pakistan Review Bilateral Ties

11 June 2007

ISLAMABAD, June 11 (Bernama) — Pakistan Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz and his Malaysian counterpart Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had agreed upon the need for early finalization of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries, the Saudi Press Agency reports Monday.

According to an official statement, both leaders had a telephone conversation and felt that it would greatly facilitate the trade links and help share the economic progress achieved by Pakistan and Malaysia.

While recalling the historic relations based on common faith and culture, the two prime ministers stressed upon the need to further enhance cooperation in the diplomatic and cultural fields as well.

They also exchanged views on the situation in the region as well as efforts required by the Muslim Ummah to promote inter-faith harmony.

They discussed the world needs to work harder to create inter-faith, inter-civilization and inter-cultural harmony among people belonging to different faiths to make the world a secure place to live.