new york: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim continued his efforts to attract investors to Malaysia, holding separate talks with four giant companies: Google, Boeing, Medtronic and Siemens Healthineers.
In a statement released by the Prime Minister’s Office, Anwar, who is also Finance Minister, said these companies have also expressed their desire to expand their operations and operations in Malaysia.
The Prime Minister, who is in New York to attend the 78th United Nations General Assembly, said: “The unity government will promote and encourage investment to ensure that Malaysia remains a preferred investment destination in the Southeast Asian region.”
Among those in attendance were Ruth Porat, president and chief financial officer of Google, Dr. Brendan Nelson, global president of Boeing, Jeff Murtha, chairman and chief executive officer of Medtronic, and Siemens Healthcare’s Global Managing Director Tisha Boatman and others attended.
The meeting, held at Mr Anwar’s hotel in New York, was attended by Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Tengku Aziz, Minister of Health Zaliha Mustafa, Minister of Foreign Affairs Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Kadir, as well as representatives. were also present. Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) and Malaysian Trade Development Corporation.
On Thursday morning, Mr. Anwar met and interacted with 15 Fortune 500 US companies, including Airbnb, Amazon, Amazon Web Services, Boeing, ConocoPhillips, and Kimberly-Clark, at the Harvard Club in New York.
The prime minister also met with Professor Joseph Stiglitz of Columbia University, a profound economist and Nobel Prize winner in economics.
Foreign Minister Anwar said the occasion was also used to exchange views related to the economic needs of developing countries, which deserve a more level playing field, especially in an increasingly challenging global economic environment.
“We discussed measures and strategies that can be implemented to increase incomes, eradicate poverty and at the same time ensure sustainability,” he said.
Mr. Anwar said they also agreed on the need to focus on inclusive education to build the identity and character of future generations.
“The discussions and ideas (at the meeting) will be utilized and cultivated to enhance the economic potential of the country,” he said.