The socio-economic development of both Malaysia, Laos will benefit from cooperation, investment – PM Anwar

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia expressed its commitment to cooperate in the energy renewal sector that has the potentials to increase the cross ASEAN border electricity trade and helps Laos to be the ‘Battery of Asia’.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said, focus is also given to the railway transportation that will make the passengers’ travel and cargos from Malaysia to the neighboring countries without any sanction.

“The train cooperation will also be supported with the cooperation of the land port Perlis Inland Port and Thanaleng Dry Port and subsequently will make the cargo movement easier at the border.

“Malaysia is also committed in helping and cooperating with Laos in the Halal industry,” Anwar said in his Facebook, Tuesday.

The Prime Minister is on his visit to Laos and has bilateral meetings with his counterpart Prime Minister, Sonexay Siphandone.

Anwar added, in the meeting he had stated Malaysia’s support and preparedness as a nation partner in helping Laos to take over the responsibility as ASEAN Chairman in 2024.

The Tambun Member of Parliament also stressed that Malaysia will continue in several types of cooperation with Laos, among them giving training in several fields via Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP).

“I also raised the situation in Myanmar where both countries have made a stand in line with ASEAN and will continue supporting the Indonesian efforts and special mission to Myanmar,” Anwar said.

Meanwhile Anwar and PM Siphandone had witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) and Lao National Railway State Enterprise (LNRSE) and Mutiara Perlis Sdn. Bhd. (MPSB) and Thanaleng Pelabuhan Kering (TDP).

“We also witnessed the exchange of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) and Electricity du Lao (EDL).

“Hopefully the cooperations that have been signed will strengthen Malaysian investments in Laos and will benefit the socio-economic development in both countries,” Anwar said. -Malaysia World News

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