in bilateral consultations with US
Bilateral consultations are underway between Malaysia and
the US to enhance the economic and trade relationship
between the two countries in a bilateral channel, following
the withdrawal of the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership
"Malaysia is having discussions with other members that were
part of the trade group on whether to go ahead with the TPP
or not. On our side, we are having this bilateral
consultations to see what progress we can make in the
economic and trade relationship in a bilateral channel," US
ambassador to Malaysia Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir said.
A meeting will be convened in mid-July between the delegates
of the US Trade Representatives (USTR) and Malaysia's
Ministry of International Trade and Industry to discuss
trade agendas and issues related to trade and economy.
This will be the first of such meetings to be held in the
administration of US President Donald Trump.