Nanthan shakes hands with Dr. Dr Mahathir as members of the Dominican delegation look on. Photo credit: The Star Online

Nanthan shakes hands with Dr. Dr Mahathir as members of the Dominican delegation look on. Photo credit: The Star Online

Dominica is hoping to replicate the thriving tourism industry of Langkawi, an archipelago of islands on Malaysia’s west coast.

According to Malaysian website, The Star Online, a delegation from Dominica visited former Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad at his office in Putrajaya earlier this week.

Putrajaya is described as the administrave center of Malaysia.

The delegation was led by Emmanual Nanthan, who was described as Dominica’s Ambassador at Large.

According to The Star Online, Nanthan said Dominica, “had seen how Langkawi developed and wanted to learn from it.”

“We are from a small country in the Caribbean Sea and we share some similarities with Langkawi in that our nation is also a tropical island,” The Star Online quoted Nanthan as saying. “Dr Mahathir is the best teacher we can learn from to develop Dominica.”

Nanthan said Dominica hopes to welcome the first official visit by Malaysian businessmen and investors at the end of the year, according to The Star Online.

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