Kuala Lumpur, March 11 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in is set to make a three-day state visit to Malaysia to boost bilateral ties, the Malaysian Foreign Ministry said here on Monday.
Moon is scheduled to meet with Malaysian King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah and Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on March 12-14, the ministry said, reported Xinhua news agency.
Among issues to be discussed will be the upcoming 60th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 2020 and enhancement of ties between South Korea and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
“This state visit is expected to reinvigorate Kuala Lumpur-Seoul ties and lay the new groundwork for the bilateral relations to flourish,” it said.
Moon, together with Mahathir, will witness the signing of four MoUs involving industrial cooperation, transportation, development of a smart city in Malaysia and the halal food industry.
Trade between the two countries has grown from $15.76 billion in 2017 to $17.98 billion last year, with South Korea becoming Malaysia’s 8th largest trading partner, the Malaysian Foreign Ministry said.