Malaysia’s Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industries, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, said on 7 April his country could learn from Denmark and utilize its modern technology as it was migrating from traditional agricultural practices to modern processes.
He was speaking to reporters after addressing the Malaysian-Danish Trade and Investment Seminar on Food and Agriculture in Kuala Lumpur.
Also present were Denmark’s Minister of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Dan Jorgensen and Danish Ambassador to Malaysia, Nicolai Ruge.
Malaysia welcomed investments from Denmark in the agriculture sector which would come with modern technology, like in the aquaculture sector.
Ismail Sabri welcomed Jorgensen’s visit, being the first agriculture minister from Denmark and Europe to come here.
Earlier, in his speech, Jorgensen said Malaysia is an interesting country for the Danish food industry and the Danish government has recently decided to place a Minister Councellor in the Danish embassy specifically covering food and agriculture.
He said the country was strategically located in the heart of South-East Asia and would gain from the growing demand for value-added food products in the region.
Jorgensen was here on a two-day visit starting Sunday with a delegation of 12 leading Danish companies representing a broad section of the Danish state-of-the-art food and agriculture industry.