SOCHI, May 19. /TASS/. Russia is set to develop ties with Malaysia on a wide range of aspects, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday at a meeting with Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak.
"We will be pleased to develop relations in the humanitarian sphere, in the economy, investments and of course in the military sphere, or in the sphere of military-technical cooperation," Putin said.
Besides, the Russian president said that in 2017 Russia and Malaysia would mark the 50th anniversary since the diplomatic ties were established between the two countries.
"I am pleased to note that the relationship between our states is developing positively in almost all aspects," he said, citing statistics on cooperation in education.
"I have just read different reports and saw that 15% of all Malaysian doctors received education at Russian higher schools," he said.