Malaysia shows interest to buy JF-17 from Pakistan

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Malaysia is considering as one of the option to purchase JF-17 Thunder fighter jets from Pakistan and a deal will be finalised between the two countries after completing required formalities.

Malaysian High Commissioner to Pakistan Dr Hasrul Sani said his country wanted to purchase JF-17 Thunder from Pakistan. “Pakistan and Malaysia are enjoying excellent relations in defence as a result of a joint committee which played role as an active forum,” he said.

He said that this jet fighter was considered an excellent production of Pakistan in the defence sector and a decision about numbers would be taken very soon by the Malaysian government. He expressed his satisfaction over Pakistan-Malaysia bilateral relations and said that both the countries were enjoying cordial and fraternal bilateral relations especially in trade, economy and defence.

He said that Pakistan was one of the largest trade partner of Malaysia with a total trade volume of more than two billion dollars and that could be enhanced further in future times. He said that Malaysian companies were keen to invest in different sectors in Pakistan.

He also said that Malaysian investors may keen to invest in Pakistan again as the security situation had improved owing to the efforts of the government especially after the success of the Zarb-e-Azb military operation against terrorists. He said that Malaysian companies were looking for joint ventures with Pakistani companies through chambers of commerce to invest in mining and energy sectors especially in hydro power projects.

He said that the government of Pakistan should provide proper infrastructure, good banking system besides one window services to international companies to attract them for investment. He said that many Malaysian and other international companies were interested to invest in various projects in Gwadar but could not come due to non-availability of proper infrastructure and facilities.

Read more at www.dailytimes.com.pk

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