“Romanian investors and companies should consider Malaysia as a strategic location to penetrate the booming Asian market,” believes H.E. Dato’ Nik Mustafa Kamal Bin Nik Ahmad, the new ambassador of Malaysia to Romania. He added during a press conference Tuesday that agriculture can be another area where Malaysia and Romania can share their expertise. “We are the biggest palm oil exporter in the world. But we also produce other commodities,” said the ambassador. On the bilateral front, he believes Malaysia and Romania enjoy warm and friendly ties since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1969. “Over the years both countries have enjoyed fruitful cooperation as evidenced by the increasing trend in trade and top level visits. In 2011 total trade between Malaysia and Romania stood at USS 140 million, a jump from USD 103 million in 2010,” mentioned the ambassador. He also confirmed the visit of Tan Sri Bernard Dompok, the minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities of Malaysia to Romania between the 16th and 19th of September to promote Malaysia’s main commodity – the palm oil – in Romania and the nearby region. H.E. Dato’ Nik Mustafa Kamal Bin Nik Ahmad was sworn in as ambassador of Malaysia to Romania one month ago after holding many positions in the diplomatic sector such as High Commissioner of Malaysia to Nigeria, General Consul in Davao City, First Secretary within the Embassies of Malysia in Bonn and Dakar, Counselor at the Embassy of Malaysia in Teheran.