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Malaysia interested in Pakistan JF-17 Thunder fighter planes

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SHAFQAT ALI
Published Mar 24, 2019, 12:43 am IST
Updated Mar 24, 2019, 12:43 am IST
The minister said both sides agreed on business and investment worth hundreds of millions of dollars in diverse fields.
Asad Umar said the visiting delegation sought participation of JF-17 Thunder aircraft in a defence fair to be held in Malaysia in the near future. (Photo: AFP)
 Asad Umar said the visiting delegation sought participation of JF-17 Thunder aircraft in a defence fair to be held in Malaysia in the near future. (Photo: AFP)

Islamabad: Malaysia has shown keen interest in procuring JF-17 Thunder fighter planes and anti-tank missiles from Pakistan, finance minister Asad Umar said.

Speaking to reporters after delegation-level talks between the two countries’ leaders at the Prime Minister’s House, Asad Umar said the visiting delegation sought participation of JF-17 Thunder aircraft in a defence fair to be held in Malaysia in the near future.

 

The minister said both sides agreed on business and investment worth hundreds of millions of dollars in diverse fields.

Malaysia would import Halal meat and rice from Pakistan, while the two sides also agreed to open branches of their banks in the two countries, he added.

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad was accompanied by an investors’ delegation during the Pakistan visit.

The Board of Investment arranged an Investment Round Table where the investors from both sides expressed interest in joint ventures. 

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