Monday, February 29, 2016

Najib to begin four-day working visit to Saudi Arabia

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will be on a four-day working visit to Saudi Arabia from Monday.

Najib will be delivering a keynote address on Private Public Partnership at the Jeddah Economic Forum (JEF) on Tuesday.

The Jeddah Economic Forum has become a leading hub for leaders, economists and businessmen from around the world to discuss and exchange views on various global key issues.

Najib is also expected to have an audience with King Salman Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Naif Al-Saud and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Al-Saud.

He is also scheduled to visit the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) currently based at Hafar Al Batin.

Najib will be accompanied by his wife Datin Sri Rosmah Mansor, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, and two Ministers in the Prime Minister's Department namely Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Bin Baharom and Datuk Sri Abdul Wahid Omar together with senior government officials.

Saudi Arabia is one of Malaysia’s largest trading partners in the Middle East. Total bilateral trade for 2015 was valued at RM3.42bil with imports of RM7.53bil and exports of RM3.42bil.

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