Turk­menistan keen to learn from us

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PU­TRA­JAYA: The Turk­menistan gov­ern­ment is keen to study Malaysia’s eco­nomic model, says Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Abdul Razak.

He said this was ex­pressed by Turk­menistan Pres­i­dent Gur­ban­guly Berdimuhame­dov at a bi­lat­eral meet­ing with him at Per­dana Pu­tra here yes­ter­day.

“We wel­come Turk­menistan to send a tech­ni­cal team for a more in-depth study of our ex­pe­ri­ence in Malaysia,” he told a joint press con­fer­ence with Berdimuhame­dov, who ar­rived on Mon­day for a two-day of­fi­cial visit.

Na­jib said both lead­ers agreed the two coun­tries and two re­gions of Cen­tral Asia and Asean should col­lab­o­rate even closer, in the light of the un­cer­tain global eco­nomic sit­u­a­tion, Ber­nama re­ported.

“(This is) so that we can over­come the strong eco­nomic head­winds,” he said, adding Malaysia and Turk­menistan had agreed to en­hance co­op­er­a­tion in the fields of cul­ture and sports.

The prime min­is­ter also con­firmed Malaysia’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in the forth­com­ing 5th Asian In­door and Mar­tial Arts Games, which will be held in Turk­menistan in 2017.

Ear­lier, both lead­ers wit­nessed a sign­ing cer­e­mony of a pro­to­col amend­ing the Agree­ment on Eco­nomic, Sci­en­tific and Tech­ni­cal Co­op­er­a­tion as well as a mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing (MoU) on co­op­er­a­tion in the field of sports.

The agree­ment was signed by For­eign Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Ani­fah Aman and his Turk­menistan coun­ter­part, Rashid Mere­dow, while the MoU was signed be­tween Youth and Sports Min­is­ter Khairy Ja­malud­din and Turk­menistan’s Chair­man of State Com­mit­tee for Sport, Toyly Komekov.

BERNAMAPIX

Ahmad Zahid meet­ing in­dus­try cap­tains in the United King­dom on Mon­day.

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