12 March 2019, Kuala Lumpur – The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) today, in conjunction with the visit of His Excellency Moon Jae-In, President of the Republic of Korea to Malaysia this week. The partnership includes information exchanges on investment environment, opportunities, and promotion activities, as well as best practices of investment promotion.
“MIDA has been working together with KOTRA for a long time. Every year we organise investment missions to South Korea where there will be seminars, roundtable meetings, and one-on-one sessions with Korean investors, to promote business opportunities in Malaysia as well as to provide updates on the latest policies and economic landscape. KOTRA has always been one of our supporting organisations. So, we are excited to seal this strong cooperative relationship in investment promotion,” said Dato’ Azman Mahmud, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MIDA.
“We trust that through this partnership, we will be able to leverage on KOTRA’s establishments in ten regional headquarters, and 124 overseas centres in 86 countries. With this, we will also be able to provide more rewarding connections for both our business communities. As Korea is well known for its advanced technologies particularly on robotics, we hope to get more of such investments in these areas, particularly as Malaysia is going full speed into the knowledge and digital economy,” added Dato’ Azman.
MIDA in collaboration with the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) will be organising the Malaysia-Korea Business Forum at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Kuala Lumpur on 14 March 2019. The event is expected to gather 400 participants, which will mostly be Korean businessmen. The President of the Republic of Korea and the Minister of International Trade and Industry Malaysia will grace the event. KOTRA is one of the supporting organisations for this event.
For further information, please contact:
Mr. Nelson Samuel
Director, Foreign Investment Promotion, MIDA
Tel: 03-2267 3787
Email: [email protected]
MIDA is the government's principal promotion agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) to oversee and drive investments into the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia. Starting operations in 1967 with a relatively small set up of 37 staff, MIDA has grown to become a strong and dynamic organisation of over 700 employees. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur Sentral, MIDA today has 12 regional and 20 overseas offices. MIDA continues to be the strategic partner to businesses in seizing the opportunities arising from the technology revolution of this era. For more information, please visit www.mida.gov.my and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) is KOTRA Republic of Korean government’s trade and investment promotion arm to enhance national prosperity and competitiveness. KOTRA assists interested parties worldwide to do business with Korea with extensive worldwide network of Korea Business Centres in 86 countries. Please visit www.kotra.or.kr