Kuala Lumpur: India has been the largest buyer of Malaysian palm oil in the past five years, but after then prime minister Mahathir Mohamad’s criticism on internal matters of India, put curbs in January on purchases.
Now, the Malaysian government has itself set a target of one month in order to resolve the trade dispute with India, said southeast Asian nation’s new commodities minister on Wednesday.
Mohd Khairuddin said he wanted to send a delegation to India as soon as possible in the effort to improve ties.
“We will put this on the ministry’s first agenda,” he told reporters.
“I set a time-frame of a month,” he said.
The decision comes after a new government in Malaysia was formed last month with having Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.