BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, May 11 (Bernama) -- Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul
Halim Mu''adzam Shah''s state visit to Brunei, which ended today, will boost the
investment climate for the benefit of both countries.
Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja
Zainal Abidin said apart from strengthening the existing ties between the two
countries, the visit had also enhanced Malaysia-Brunei compatibility in terms of
religion, race and culture.
"The main aspect stressed by Tuanku Abdul Halim is investment where
Malaysian investors will invest in Brunei and Brunei investors will invest in
Malaysia," Raja Nong Chik, who is also minister-in-attendance for the visit,
told Bernama here today.
During the three-day state visit, Tuanku Abdul Halim and Raja Permaisuri
Agong Tuanku Hajah Haminah also attended various programmes, including a state
banquet with the Sultan of Brunei, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.
Tuanku Abdul Halim was also reported as saying that Malaysia and Brunei
could improve cooperation in highly potential sectors, including agriculture,
information technology, Islamic banking and infrastructure.
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Raja Nong Chik said at present, 30,000 Malaysian nationals were working or
operating business in Brunei and the number could be increased with time.
"Together with Kuala Lumpur City Council officers, I have personally met
with the officers from Brunei Investment Agency to invite them to invest in
Kampung Baru development project in Kuala Lumpur," he said.
Malaysia High Commissioner in Brunei Datuk Abdullah Sani Omar said
Malaysia-Brunei bilateral trade totalled RM1.8 billion last year.
Malaysia''s investment in Brunei, on the other hand, was estimated at RM72.8
million, he added.
Tuanku Abdul Halim left the Brunei capital for home this evening after
concluding the three-day state visit.
The special aircraft ferrying the Tuanku Abdul Halim, Tuanku Hajah Haminah
and their delegation arrived at the Bunga Raya Complex at KL International
Airport at 5.30pm Malaysian time.
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