Malaysia set to pursue FTA with Iran by End-Jan 2017
23 December 2016 | Source: Bernama
KLANG, Dec 23 (Bernama) -- Malaysia is set to pursue free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations with Iran by the end of January next year, said Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong.

He said with Iran's population of 82 million, the FTA was a good move and would make Malaysia more competitive as it would provide a huge opportunity for Malaysian products, particularly rubber and palm oil, to penetrate into the country.

"We will visit Iran towards the end of January next year and will try to negotiate for more Malaysian products to be brought into the country," he told a press conference after a visit to Lee Swee Kiat Group Bhd here today.....


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