KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said the visit by Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem to the state will further enhance bilateral ties and friendship between the two bordering states.
Musa said the visit will open up more platforms to explore more political, economical and social cooperations for the benefit of the people of both states.
“As neighboring states, we certainly have many similarities in various aspects including history, culture and socio-economy. I believe more potential areas of cooperation can be explored and utilized together,” he said when hosting dinner in conjunction with Adenan’s visit, tonight.
Earlier, he received Adenan’s visit at his official residence in Sri Gaya. Musa also congratulated Adenan on his appointment as the Sarawak Chief Minister, saying that he was confident that with Adenans’ leadership and extensive experience in politics, the latter would be able to bring more development to the people and state of Sarawak.
Meanwhile, during his speech, Adenan said close ties between the two Barisan Nasional-led states should be strenghthened to pave the way for better cooperation in the future.
“We want to be your ‘friendly’ competitor especially in tourism and conservation,” he said.
Adenan also urged Sabah to participate in the Sarawak “Regatta” event, and help make the boat competition as a ‘Borneo event’ with the participation also from Brunei Darussalam. -BERNAMA