NANNING (China) – Malaysia’s state of Perak and the Guangxi province in southern China have agreed to open offices in each other’s capital as a commitment to strengthen their cooperation forged in 2000.
The agreement provides for Perak, through the Ipoh City Council (MBI), to open an office here while the Nanning authorities would open an office in Ipoh.
Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir, who disclosed this, said the agreement was reached during a meeting he had with Governor Chen Wu of the Guangxi autonomous region on Thursday.
“Perak and Quangxi, particularly Ipoh and Nanning, have great potential to be developed together.
“In addition to strengthening the economy, we also want to exchange experiences and expertise in terms of urban development because Nanning has a beautiful landscape of trees,” he said to reporters after visiting the China-ASEAN Expo 2017 here.
Zambry is in Nanning on a three-day working visit from Sept 13. He will be going to Fukuoka, Japan, on Sunday on a similar mission.
Meanwhile, Ipoh mayor Datuk Zamri Man said the Ipoh City Council had taken steps to have an exchange of officials between the two cities to, among other things, identify the areas of potential partnership.
“We are trying to arrange for our officials to attend intensive courses and training here and observe the changes for MBI to emulate for implementation in Ipoh,” he said.
He also said that a proposal would be made to Nanning for an opportunity to beautify a park here to be turned into an MBI park. – BERNAMA