ISLAMABAD  - Pakistan High Commissioner to Malaysia Masood Khalid has lauded the role played by the Malaysia-Pakistan Business Council (MPBC) in enhancing bilateral trade relations, saying the Council formed in March last year was serving as an ideal platform for tapping business opportunities in both countries, says a press release received here Friday from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

After almost 30-month-long stint as head of Pakistan Mission in Malaysia, Masood Khalid, whose next posting is to Beijing, said the MPBC had already made a very good start by organizing various activities, including three well-attended cross country business forums, sending business delegations to Pakistan to attend trade exhibitions and conducting business matchmaking sessions for entrepreneurs from both sides.

He said that with the establishment of the council, Malaysian businessmen now had a platform to make further inroads into Pakistan. “We can now talk about economic and social issues and other matters that were not previously discussed by businessmen in both countries.

The council is a vital platform to spearhead more business interactions as well as social and cultural exchanges,” he said in an interview with Malaysia’s state-owned news agency Bernama.