PUTRAJAYA – Tunisia is keen to open its embassy in Kuala Lumpur.
Wisma Putra said the Tunisian interest was conveyed to Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican by its secretary of state for economic diplomacy of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Hatem Ferjani, during their meeting here today.
During the courtesy call held at Wisma Putra, Ferjani and Reezal Merican also exchanged views and experiences on democracy in Muslim countries, socio-economic developments, and regional issues of interest in ASEAN and North Africa.
Ferjani, accompanied by a delegation of 10 including Tunisian businessmen, is in Malaysia for a three-day working visit starting yesterday.
During the visit, the Tunisian delegation will learn more about Malaysia’s experience and capabilities in the Islamic banking, agri-food and Halal industries, as well as the country’s significant achievements in information and communication technology.
Wisma Putra said the visit also served as a platform for Tunisian and Malaysian investors to explore untapped opportunities between the two countries.
“The Tunisian delegation expressed their interest in Malaysia’s economic development, as well as our approach of moderation,” said Wisma Putra. – BERNAMA