The Czech Republic hopes that budget airline AirAsia can finalise negotiations to fly to Prague by December.
Ambassador Dana Hunatova said there was much expectation that AirAsia would be granted landing rights to fly to the capital.
With direct air links, both countries could boost ties in tourism, trade, investments, culture and education, she said after a visit to Kelantan.
Hunatova said there were many areas that both governments could work on.
She said her country had the expertise in precise engineering, automobile, glass manufacturing and chemical.
At present, only two Czech Republic companies had invested in Malaysia, one in hologram technology and the other in information communications technology.
“Like most Europeans, the Czechs like the hot weather and the sun, so Malaysia is an ideal destination for tourism.”
Hunatova said 70 Malaysians were pursuing medical degrees in the republic, with 73 more expected to enrol by next year.
Hanutova also paid a courtesy call on Mentri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat.
Source : STAR
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