Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in the course of his meetings with leaders of Islamic countries during the 13th Summit of Islamic Cooperation Organization in Istanbul, met with Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, Malaysian Prime Minister.
The Chief Executive cited Malaysia to be a good example of vitality and economicdevelopment and stressed that Afghanistan can make optimal use of Malaysian experiences to achieve economic self-sufficiency.
The Chief Executive further said that trade between Afghan and Malaysian businessmen continues and now we should work on programs so businessmen from both countries can have equal access.
The Chief Executive added that Malaysia’s cooperation with Afghanistan in education sector continues and given the current needs, he called on further activities and cooperation.
The Chief Executive said that Afghanistan expects Malaysia to give further study grants and scholarships and increase its cooperation in the area of staff training with Afghanistan’s Administration and Civil Service Reform.
Malaysian Prime Minister responded that they are committed to cooperate with Afghanistan in education and trade areas.
He also added that his country is undertaking some special programs in kindergartens and is committed to its continuity.
Mr. Najib stressed that they are ready to train Afghan cadres in Afghanistan’s Administration and Civil Service Reform and implementation of this program will start soon.
According to him, Malaysian businessmen are willing to invest in Afghanistan and share their experiences with Afghan businessmen, and the government should facilitate the necessary and proper conditions for this to happen.