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KOCHI: Malaysian Trade Commissioner Zainudin Jalil said here on Thursday that his country would be a great sourcing centre for trade and business in India. He was speaking at a session organised by Kerala Merchant' Union at the Merchants' Union Hall in which representatives of trade and business in the city were present.
Mr. Jalil said Malaysia offered easy travel facilities, had a business-friendly infrastructure and offered competitive prices.
The country also had a friendly and easy visa policy which allowed business visits to the country easy and enjoyable. The business atmosphere in the public and private sectors was friendly and the Indian business community could take advantage of the opportunities, he said.
Malaysian government had opened an office in Mumbai in 2009 considering the increasing interaction between the two countries. The Chennai consulate of Malaysia took care of the business in South India, he added. . “Indian business now imports substantial quantities of products from China and Malaysia,” he added. Mr. Jalil said he was excited about the opportunity that had been given to him to interact with the trade and business people in Kochi. He said India-Malaysia bilateral trade had touched 10 billion US dollars during 2010. K.M. John, president of Kerala Merchants' Union, welcomed the gathering. The presentation made by Mr. Jalil was followed by a brief discussion. General Secretary of Merchants' Union V.M. Siddique proposed a vote of thanks.
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