Business groups in Kuala Lumpur, may be interested in importing processed food and agro products from Guatemala, said Bieyka Jimenez Quezada, the commercial counselor from the Malaysia Embassy in Mexico City.
At the same time, Malaysian companies are offering Guatemala technology, machinery and equipment, especially for the production of palm oil. They may also export goods, chemicals, petroleum products, auto parts, medical devices and electrical products, reported Prensalibre.com.
Jimenez gave a presentation to members of the Guatemala Chamber of Commerce (GCC). "We believe that Guatemala may be an important partner in the region for Malaysian entrepreneurs," said the counselor.
For his part, Jorge Briz, president of the GCC, said there is interest from Guatemalan entrepreneurs in exploring that market and making business alliances."Sugar and other commodities produced in Guatemala have opportunities in those markets," he said.
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