Anwar meets with 15 major US companies in New York

Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim is in the US to attend the UN general assembly. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 22, 2023.

PRIME Minister Anwar Ibrahim met with 15 US Fortune 500 companies, including Airbnb, Amazon, Amazon Web Services, Boeing, ConocoPhillips and Kimberly-Clark in his mission to attract foreign direct investments (FDIs) to Malaysia.

During the meeting, Anwar shared the Madani economy framework, supported by the New Industrial Masterplan 2030, the National Energy Transition Roadmap and the 12th Malaysia Plan mid-term review, which outlines the direction towards national development goals.

“I also appreciate the positive feedback and constructive inputs shared by these companies,” he said on Facebook.

The prime minister, who is in New York to attend the United Nations general assembly, said the US has been Malaysia’s third-largest trading partner since 2015.

Malaysia’s manufacturing sector received FDIs totalling RM1.84 billion (USUS$395 million) from the US in the first six months of 2023, resulting in the creation of 1,558 jobs.

“I hope that Malaysia will attract more new investments from US corporate giants,” he said.

Anwar, who is also the finance minister, said the US-Asean Business Council and the United States Chamber of Commerce would drive the implementation of government initiatives that would benefit the people. – Bernama, September 22, 2023.

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