KOTA KINABALU: A proposal to make Kota Kinabalu and Acapulco sister cities has been prompt by Mexico’s ambassador to Malaysia Edmundo Font.
In making the proposal to Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor, Font mentioned each Kota Kinabalu and Acapulco had comparable landscapes that have been value exploring to turn into twin cities.
Acapulco is a seaport metropolis positioned on the Pacific coast of Mexico, and is without doubt one of the oldest coastal vacationer locations.
Font, who was making his first go to to a state in Malaysia since appointed as his nation’s envoy final November, mentioned he was additionally taking a look at Sabah’s enterprise and commerce potential with Mexico.
Hajiji, who met Font at his workplace right here yesterday, mentioned Sabah welcomed traders, together with from Mexico, to arrange companies within the state.
Mexico is at present Malaysia’s second largest Latin American buying and selling accomplice after Brazil, with a complete commerce of RM5.95bil in 2021.
Malaysia’s complete exports of primarily palm oil and palm oil-based merchandise in addition to pure rubber to Mexico in 2021 was RM5.03bil.
Total imports in the identical interval have been RM920mil, comprising electrical and digital merchandise, metalliferous ores, and scrap steel.
Font mentioned that Mexicans have been working in Sabah, and this included Mexican scientist, Dr Milena Salgado Lynn, who does area research on the Danau Girang Field Centre and the Wildlife Health, Genetic and Forensic Laboratory below the Sabah Wildlife Department.