Malaysian PM to visit Thailand over border trade and infrastructure Feb 9-10

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The two leaders are expected to discuss cooperation on the promotion and integration of economic development in the Thai-Malaysian border area, particularly the five southern provinces of Thailand and the four northern states of Malaysia.

Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim will pay an official visit to Thailand as guests of the Thai government during February 9-10, as part of introductory tour to ASEAN countries, according to Thai Foreign Ministry.

He will be meeting with Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha on February 9.

The two leaders are expected to discuss cooperation on the promotion and integration of economic development in the Thai-Malaysian border area, particularly the five southern provinces of Thailand and the four northern states of Malaysia.



These include connectivities in trade, investment and infrastructure; the acceleration to achieve the bilateral trade target of US$30 billion by 2025 through existing bilateral mechanisms to enhance trade facilitation and reduce barriers; and the promotion of cooperation in potential industries such as rubber, halal food and energy as well as in new areas such as digital economy and green technology.



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

Mr Anwar Ibrahim became the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia on November 24, 2022. (TNA)