A mini exposition highlighting Malaysian education, trading and tourism will be held in Ulan Bator, Mongolia from September 17 and 18.
It is part of activities to promote bilateral relations between Malaysia and Mongolia, said Malaysian ambassador to China, Datuk Iskandar Sarudin.
“Some of the participants plan to explore business opportunities in Mongolia, especially mining, hotels, construction, consumer products and the power sector,” he told Bernama here.
He said several Beijing-based companies had agreed to participate to promote Malaysian products.
The envoy said Malaysian tourism officers would promote the country’s tourist attractions, encompassing its cultural heritage, culinary delights as well as its famed ‘teh tarik’ to woo potential visitors from Mongolia.
Turning to the education sector, Iskandar said efforts would be made to attract Mongolian students to opt for Malaysian education institutions.
Among the institutions taking part are Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (LUCT) and University of Management and Technology.
Noting that LUCT and the Albukhary Foundation offered scholarships to Mongolian students, the envoy was optimistic that this would contribute in increasing the number of Mongolian students in Malaysia.
On another note, he said the embassy planned to organise a National Day reception in Mongolia’s capital, Ulan Bator, on September 17 in conjunction with Malaysia’s 55th Independence anniversary. Since 2010, the Malaysian envoy in Beijing is concurrently accredited to Mongolia.