Malaysia's National News Agency (Bernama) said a Malaysian mission has made a visit to Turkey with the aim of exploring its businesses.
The Malaysian Foreign Trade Development Authority (MDT) recently generated RM 823.72 million in export sales, the malaysian Foreign Trade Development Authority of Malaysia said.
Abubakar Yusuf, a senior official in the Export Promotion and Market Access Department, said the mission involved 15 Malaysian companies from various sectors, such as medical devices and consumables, food ingredients, logistics and green products.
"This is a good indication of the perception of Malaysian products by Turkish companies," he said in a statement on Friday.
The mission, which was in Istanbul and Ankara from September 2-6, aims to explore business esthesa with a platform for Malaysian companies to promote their "Made in Malaysia" brands in the region.
The official was told that 160 trade meetings had been organized in both cities between Malaysian companies and potential Turkish partners.
Business meetings and contact sessions were held in cooperation with local trade and business associations such as the Ankara Chamber of Commerce and the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said that "by uniting our minds and capabilities, we can promote the great Islamic civilization that once existed, by working together between Malaysia and Turkey, and in cooperation with Pakistan."
Mahathir, who visited Turkey for four days last July during a press conference in Ankara with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, noted the many challenges facing Muslim countries.
"These Islamic countries must all be developed, and a country should achieve this goal, and we see Turkey as a candidate in this regard," the Malaysian prime minister continued.