Malaysia identifies strategic areas to strengthen ties with the United States - Bernama

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Malaysia has identified several areas and investments to further strengthen collaboration with the United States, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

It is necessary for Malaysia to acquire extensive knowledge in the areas to further empower efforts toward achieving developed nation and high-income nation status.

The prime minister said this at a media conference before ending his working
visit to San Francisco and New York today.

Among the strategic areas are information technology, biotechnology and science and technology that can be used by Malaysia to enhance knowledge and learning of science and technology.

Najib, who is also Finance minister said in his visit this time he also encouraged US companies to increase their investments in Malaysia not only in quantity but also the application of new technology.

On his series of meetings with investors, traders and corporate members and American scientists in San Francisco and New York, Najib said they were very receptive to his presentation.

Also present at the gathering were the prime minister's wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Foreign minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman and his wife and Malaysian Special Envoy to the US, Datuk Seri Jamaluddin Jarjis. The prime minister and his wife are expected to return to Malaysia today. – Bernama, September 29, 2013.

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