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Malaysia showed interest in purchasing JF-17 jets: Finance Minister

Finance Minister Asad Umar on Friday said Malaysia would import Halal meat and rice from Pakistan.
Umar’s statement came following delegation-level talks between Pakistan and Malaysia led by the Prime Minister Imran Khan and Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.
The talks encompassed diverse areas which included cooperation in trade, automobiles, agriculture, tourism and food processing particularly Halal meat.
According to the finance minister, Pakistan and Malaysia signed MoUs in five sectors and agreed to open branches of local banks in their respective countries.
Malaysia also showed interest in purchasing JF-17 jets.
Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan and his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad held a one-on-one meeting at the PM House.
The two leaders emphasized on taking effective measures to cement relations at the people-to-people level, besides encouraging their businessmen to initiate joint ventures.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said Pakistan and Malaysia enjoyed brotherly relationship and stood by each other in difficult times.
He termed Mahathir Mohamad an inspirational personality whose vision made Malaysia a developed and modern country.