The CEO of Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) was privileged to receive a courtesy visit from the United States of America’s newly appointed Ambassador to Malaysia, Brian D. McFeeters, on 21 September 2021 at MIDA Headquarters, Kuala Lumpur.
It was a productive engagement on Malaysia’s economic direction as well as prolific issues surrounding American business interests in the country. The Ambassador was briefed on the National Investment Aspirations framework and views were shared on Malaysia’s commitment towards clean and renewable energy in line with the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) agenda to drive meaningful and sustainable change through the implementation of leaner and smarter processes in the business landscape.
Mr. Arham Abdul Rahman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) MIDA, said “In line with MIDA’s efforts towards positioning Malaysia as a competitive trading nation, the Government sees great value in actively engaging with our trading partners. Malaysia’s reputation as an important investment destination is supported by business-friendly environment, advanced infrastructures and favourable investment policies.
We welcome embassies and foreign chambers to convey concerns on trade and investments, while seeking further understanding on Malaysia’s business landscape and aspirations.”
Ambassador Brian D. McFeeters commended Malaysia’s educated and skilled workforce and the extended English-speaking population. The American business communities in Malaysia are exploring projects and activities to remain resilient in the dynamic national ecosystem. The Ambassador acknowledged that American companies in Malaysia continue to benefit from MIDA’s commitment as a strategic investment partner in facilitation assistance and handholding activities to ensure streamlined investment operations.
The Ambassador was also joined by Mr. Andrew Johnson, Deputy Counselor for Economic Affairs Embassy of United States of America.