Kuala Lumpur, 25 January 2017 - Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo, Enver Hoxhaj is conducting a visit in the continent of Asia, and today visited Malaysia, the first visit of such kind since the recognition of Kosovo's independence from this country.
Minister Hoxhaj met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of this country, Dato' Sri Anifah Aman, with whom he discussed on how to move from the excellent political relations to excellent economic relations between the two countries, as there are many potential investors.
According to Minister Hoxhaj, economic cooperation is of mutual interest for both countries.
"In the meeting that I had with Malaysian Foreign Minister, we discussed about the matters of mutual interest for our countries. I can say that Kosovo enjoys a genuine support from this country, which has a specific weight in Southeast Asia in political and economical aspect. I met many chambers of commerce, and i could see that there is an increased interest for a greater economic cooperation with Kosovo", stated Minister Hoxhaj.
Whereas, Minister of Malaysia Dato' Sri Anifah Aman has praised the important visit of Minister Hoxhaj, and expressed the willingness to intensify economic cooperation with Kosovo.
"We are interested to have close cooperation with Kosovo. There are many areas in which we could cooperate, especially in terms of bilateral aspect, investment and trade. I think that there are great opportunities and I am sure that once the Councils of Business are established, opportunities will increase and these opportunities will be used to cooperate closely with Kosovo and other countries of the world", stated the Foreign Minister of Malaysia, Dato' Sri Anifah Aman.
Subsequently, Minister of Foreign Affairs Hoxhaj met the leaders of the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia to discuss about the idea of organizing a joint economic forum in Malaysia during this year.
Business representatives of this country have expressed particular interest in investing in Kosovo, especially in tourism, banking and construction.
During this week, Minister Hoxhaj is visiting the region of Southeast Asia, and so far visited Singapore, Brunei and Malaysia.