Pakistan and Malaysia have ventured into a new era of bilateral relationships by ending the visa compulsion between both countries.
The decision to lift the visa requirement was taken amid the Prime Minister’s visit to Malaysia. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Malaysian Home Minister Tan Sri Dato Haji Muhyiddin while PM Imran Khan and PM Mahathir Mohamad were also present at the event.
Although it has been decided that there will be no visa requirement to travel between both countries, details of the agreement regarding the terms and conditions are still unknown. Apparently, it will be a partial permission for tourists and state officials.
Pakistan and Malaysia have also signed various other MoUs’ strengthening the relationship between the friendly countries with a keen focus to collaborate in different fields.
It is evident that PM Imran Khan enjoys good relations with Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad who played an important role in uplifting the country’s economy and human development. PM Imran Khan showed his keen interest to follow the strategy of the Malaysian government in handling the corruption and bringing prosperity to the nation.
PM Imran Khan shared his views and agendas with Mahathir Mohamad and also invited him to visit Pakistan on the Pakistan Day on 23rd March.
Earlier, Imran Khan responded positively to the USA regarding their allegations laid by President Trump. It is commendable that PM is working on the foreign policy with a positive frame of mind while further strengthing relations with friendly countries like Saudi Arabi, China, Turkey and now Malaysia.