KOTA KINABALU: The Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Malaysia, His  Excellency Bulat Sugurbayev met with Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Hajiji Haji  Noor to discuss bilateral trade relations at Menara Kinabalu, here today. 

Hajiji welcomed the Central Asian country’s keenness to explore investment  opportunities and establish trade relations with Sabah. 

Sugurbayev is on a two-day official visit to the state. 

Matrade’s (Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation) data shows trade  between Malaysia and Kazakhstan stood at RM480 million for the first 10 months of  2022 with exports to Kazakhstan valued at RM475 million and imports worth RM5  million. 

Malaysia’s top five major exports to Kazakhstan comprised electrical and electronic  (E&E), rubber products, agriculture produce, palm oil-based manufactured products and  palm oil-based agriculture products.