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PRESS RELEASE : WORKING VISIT OF THE HONOURABLE PRIME MINISTER TUN DR. MAHATHIR MOHAMAD TO THE UNITED KINGDOM 15 – 17 JUNE 2019

WORKING VISIT OF THE HONOURABLE PRIME MINISTER

TUN DR. MAHATHIR MOHAMAD TO THE UNITED KINGDOM

15 – 17 JUNE 2019

 

The Honourable Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad will undertake a Working Visit to the United Kingdom (UK) from 15 to 17 June 2019. He will be accompanied by his wife, Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, YB Dato' Saifuddin Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs and YB Syed Saddiq Bin Syed Abdul Rahman, Minister of Youth and Sports as well as senior Government officials.

 

During the visit, the Prime Minister will deliver a talk entitled “Democracy in Malaysia and South East Asia” at the Cambridge Union on 16 June 2019. The Talk is expected to attract well-known UK personalities and academicians as well as students from higher learning institutions in the UK.

 

The Prime Minister is also scheduled to meet students from the United Kingdom and Eire Council of Malaysian Students (UKEC) as well as Malaysians residing in the UK during a Hari Raya Aidilfitri Celebration which will be hosted by the Malaysian High Commission in London.

 

The Prime Minister will also attend the Human Life Advancement Foundation (HLAF) Board of Directors Meeting. Founded in 2011, the HLAF is an international organisation which is active in the fields of education, technology transfer and sustainable development.

 

As part of the Malaysian Government’s continued efforts in attracting foreign investment, the Prime Minister will be meeting key investors and industry players in the UK to explore areas of cooperation to strengthen bilateral trade. Over the last 10 years, trade between Malaysia and the UK has recorded a growth rate of 2 percent per annum with an annual bilateral trade ranging between RM12 billion – RM17 billion.

 

This Working Visit of the Prime Minister would ensure that the bonds of friendship between Malaysia and the UK remains strong for the benefit of both nations.

 

PUTRAJAYA

13 June 2019