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Tuesday, 03 February 2009
Upon the invitation of the Honorable Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Prime Minister of Malaysia, His Excellency Eng. Mohamed Naji Otri, Prime Minister of the Syrian Arab Republic, made his first Official Visit to Malaysia from 7 to 11 January 2009, accompanied by a delegation including the Ministers of Economy, Housing and Transport, in addition to the Head of the State Planning Commission and Deputy Foreign Minister. ImageUpon the invitation of the Honorable Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Prime Minister of Malaysia, His Excellency Eng. Mohamed Naji Otri, Prime Minister of the Syrian Arab Republic, made his first Official Visit to Malaysia from 7 to 11 January 2009, accompanied by a delegation including the Ministers of Economy, Housing and Transport, in addition to the Head of the State Planning Commission and Deputy Foreign Minister.

The two Prime Ministers chaired the bilateral meeting in Putrajaya, which focused on enhancing the relations between both countries especially on the political, economic, trade and investment levels, and both sides expressed their support to the Palestinian people due to the Israeli aggression on Gaza, and called on the United Nations Security Council to stop Israeli massacres in Palestine.

Discussions resulted in signing three important agreements:

  • Agreement on the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments.
  • Air Services Agreement.
  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Cooperation in the Field of Small and Medium Enterprises.

Eng. Otri, also, had an audience with His majesty Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin at Istana Negara., and met as well with Dato' Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak and Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad. The meetings focused on the strengthening Syria and Malaysia relation and the support of both countries to Palestinian people in their aspirations for free and independent state.

Eng. Otri visited some Malaysian landmarks, including the Islamic Arts Museum, PETRONAS Twin Towers, CIDB Convention Center, Multimedia Development Corporation (MDec) in Cyberjaya, KL International Airport, Wisma Monorail and Bursa Malaysia. During those visits, H.E. Eng Otri was briefed on the Malaysian experience in construction, Information Technology, transport and stock market. He encouraged Malaysian companies to seek business opportunities in the Syrian market.

H.E also visited Melaka and met with Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam and expressed his admiration to the city’s culture and history.

On the other hand, The Syrian Ministers, accompanying the PM, met their Malaysian counterparts and further explored new cooperation prospects between Syria and Malaysia:

  1. H.E. Dr. Yarub Suliman Badr, Minister of Transport met with H.E. Datuk Ong Tee Keat. They discussed the importance of having a direct flight between Syria and Malaysia; cooperation in Monorail project in Syria, as well as benefiting from Malaysia’s experience in Low cost terminals and KL Central. Dr.Badr also invited Malaysian companies to seek business opportunities in Syria’s transport market, including aviation, ports and rail ways.

  2. Dr Taysir Raddawi Head of State Planning commission (SPC) met with H.E Tan Sri AmirSham Abdul Aziz the Minister in the Prime Minister Office. The discussions focused on collaboration between the SPC and The EPU in economic development planning and training Syrian planning personnel in Malaysia.

  3. H.E. Omar Galawangi Minster of Housing and Construction met with H.E. Datuk Ong Ka Chuan, and he talked about Syrian Public Housing programs, and Syrian interest in Malaysian experience in building high rise condominium and modern technology used in construction.

  4. Dr. Amer Lutfi Minister of Economy and Trade met H.E Datuk Shahrir Samad. The two Ministers exchanged views on the subsidy system for food and oil in both countries. Dr Lutfi expressed his interest in the Malaysia experience in Consumer Protection Associations as Syria is working to develop consumer protection NGOs.
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