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Mahathir, Dutch counterpart meet in New York

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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad held a bilateral meeting with his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte on the sidelines of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Giving an account of what transpired in Tuesday's discussion, Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali said it was an engaging bilateral meeting between Malaysia and the Netherlands.

"Both countries seek closer cooperation in the agriculture sector using high technology to help smallholders to be more productive as smart farmers," he said on Twitter.

Azmin said Mahathir was also invited to visit the Netherlands.

"Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte extended an invitation for Tun to visit and enhance bilateral relations between both countries," he said.

The minister expressed confidence that there were economic potentials to be unlocked through closer relations between the two countries.

Besides Azmin, also present at the discussion was Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah.

Mahathir, who flew into New York on Tuesday to lead the Malaysian delegation at United Nations General Assembly, also held talks with Google's senior vice-president for global affairs Kent Walker.

- Bernama

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