President Barack Obama telephoned Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Tuesday to congratulate the prime minister on his success in getting the mandate from the people to continue leading Malaysia. In the surprise call, Obama expressed his understanding and acceptance of the process and results of the country's recently-concluded GE13.
statement issued here Tuesday, the Prime Minister's Office said that
during the conversation, the US president was also briefed on the
Government's efforts to ensure the clean and fair process of the
It said that on his part, Obama had agreed to
participate in the two-day Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kuala
Lumpur, beginning Oct 11.
"Malaysia and the United States will
continue to strengthen bilateral relations through regional and
international cooperation," said the statement.
also touched on the subject of bilateral and multilateral trade and
specifically, on Trans Pacific Partnership, and looked forward towards
an early conclusion of the initiative.
Both leaders also discussed the issue of Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.
said he appreciated the personal call and interest shown by Obama on
Malaysia, and his desire to foster closer relationship between both
countries and administrations. - Bernama.