A Malaysian Delegation Calls on Prof. K.V. Thomas

A Malaysian delegation led by Mr. Datuk Seri Noh Bin Omar, Minister for Agriculture, Government of Malaysia called on Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Prof. K.V. Thomas here today. Welcoming the Malaysian delegation, Prof. K.V. Thomas, referred to the excellent bilateral relations between the two countries and good cooperation and strategic partnership in different sectors.

During the talk Prof. Thomas reiterated Government of India’s commitment for trade and investment with Malaysia and said that Malaysia is a valuable and important economic partner. He added that in recent years our bilateral trade has flourished and it is highest ever on record.

Appreciating India’s initiatives for strengthening bilateral cooperation, Minister for Agriculture, Government of Malaysia highlighted the relation between India and Malaysia and its ever increasing quantum. He mentioned about his country’s desire to have more and more cooperation in the field of agriculture and investment by Malaysian Companies in the agriculture sector of India. He said that Malaysia wanted to have a separate ‘Government to Government’ agreement of cooperation with India in the agriculture sector.

Prof. Thomas said that at present India is exporting wheat, therefore in case the Malaysian Government wanted any Government to Government agreement between their Grain Purchasing Organizations and FCI, proposal would be welcomed. Minister for Agriculture, Govt. of Malaysia agreed that there could be a possibility of import of Indian wheat by the Government of Malaysia.

19 October 2012