Pak exports to Malaysia grow to $280 million

ISLAMABAD  - Pakistan’s exports to Malaysia are growing steadily and expected to cross $280 million by the end of this year at the back of a growing demand for its food products.
The food items including rice, fruits and vegetables are being imported in the Malaysian markets, said release received here on Sunday from Malaysia.
“Currently, bilateral trade between Pakistan and Malaysia has gone up by 13pc to hit $2.8 billion in 2011, while Pakistan’s exports to Malaysia have also increased by 70pc, to achieve $253 million in 2011,” said Masood Khalid, outgoing Pakistan High Commissioner to Malaysia, at a farewell and appreciation reception.
There are other industries which could be further developed utilising skilled and semi-skilled labour from Pakistan in assisting Malaysia achieve its Vision 2020 objectives, given the number of post-graduate Pakistani students already studying in Malaysia” he added.

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