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Malaysia-Fiji Business Council Launched to Encourage trade

MINFO NEWS The Attorney-General and Minister for Industry and Trade, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, says the Malaysia-Fiji Business Council will help potential investors identify opportunities and take advantage of them. His comments
29 May 2014 15:44

MINFO NEWS
The Attorney-General and Minister for Industry and Trade, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, says the Malaysia-Fiji Business Council will help potential investors identify opportunities and take advantage of them.
His comments came after he officially launched the Malaysia-Fiji Business Council in Kuala Lumpur the past week.
This was with aim as an organisation, to grow and facilitate trade and investment between the two countries.
It is the second business council launched by the Bainimarama Government this year following the formation of the Indo-Fiji Business Council in January.
“It will work with Fijian authorities and business associations to identify trade opportunities, in terms of both imports from Malaysia to Fiji and exports from Fiji to Malaysia,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.
The Attorney-General said creating a sister organisation in Fiji is a high priority of the Bainimarama Government.
“It is important that a Fiji-Malaysia Business Council be formed in Fiji soon to allow businesses to easily interact and form strategic links with each other, as well as to enable the free flow of market information,” he said.
At the launch, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum told the gathering the Fijian Government’s commitment to ensuring that trade, investment and business develops between the two countries.
“In my meeting with Deputy Minister for International Trade and Industry, YB Datuk Ir. Haji Hamim Samuri, we discussed potential areas of opportunity for Malaysian companies in Fiji, such as agriculture, manufacturing and other sectors,” he said.
“We also discussed future opportunities for our two countries that have opened up through the reforms carried out by the Bainimarama Government.
“The Malaysian Government suggested Fiji participate in the international trade and investment-related forums hosted by Malaysia and consider a trade and investment delegation to Malaysia in the near future.”
The Fijian delegation included the Fijian High Commissioner to Malaysia, Ratu Meli Bainimarama, Permanent Secretary for Industry and Trade, Shaheen Ali, Executive Chair of Fiji Sugar Corporation, Abdul Khan and Deputy Secretary for Industry and Business Development, Maciu Lumelume.

The cutting of cake to signify the launch of the Malaysia-Fiji Business Council. Photo: MINFO NEWS


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nFrom left: Fijian High Commissioner to Malaysia, Ratu Meli Bainimarama, Fijian Attorney-General and Minister for Industry and Trade, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Malyasian Deputy Minister for International Trade and Industry, YB Datuk IR. Hamim Samuri, and the Secretary of the Malyasia-Fiji Business Council.

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