KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 2012 (Bernama) -- Malaysia and the United States (US) are on the right track towards ever stronger business, political, security and cultural relations, notes US Ambassador to Malaysia Datuk Paul W. Jones.
He said, even young people learning from each other had a better understanding in culture, strengthening English and building friendship that would endure for decades to come.
"When I see how engaged our people are, when I meet the younger generation of Malaysians and Americans, I can't help but be optimistic for our future.
"In short, our ties are warm, close and dynamic, which contribute to prosperity and security for our peoples," he said in his speech during the 236th anniversary celebrations of the Independence of the United States here Tuesday.
Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Tan Sri Bernard Dompok was among 1,000 guests who attended the event.
Jones also commended both Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and US President Barack Obama who always continued to meet and exchange views in a variety of fields such as entrepreneurship, science and technology, arts, strengthening English and building friendships.
"Efforts by our leaders will continue to add chapters to our story, developing business parternerships between US and Malaysian companies, finding new avenues for collaboration between our governments, thus enjoying the mutual benefits of trade prosperity, and creating new educational exchanges for our youth.
"Looking ahead, there is so much we can do, and are already doing, to deepen our ties and benefit our peoples," he said.