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PRESS RELEASE : WORKING VISIT OF YAB TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD, PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA TO THE UNITED KINGDOM, 21-25 SEPTEMBER 2018 AND 29 SEPTEMBER – 1 OCTOBER 2018

WORKING VISIT OF YAB TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD,

 PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA TO THE UNITED KINGDOM,

21-25 SEPTEMBER 2018 AND 29 SEPTEMBER – 1 OCTOBER 2018

 

 

YAB Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia will be undertaking a two-leg Working Visit to the United Kingdom (UK) from 21 to 25 September 2018 and from 29 September to 1 October 2018. This Working Visit is held consecutively with YAB Prime Minister's visit to New York to attend the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UN) and will be his first visit to a European country since his resumption of the Prime Minister’s position on 10 May 2018.

 

YAB Prime Minister will be accompanied by YABhg. Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali along with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, YB Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah as well as officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

During the two leg Working Visit, YAB Prime Minister will be visiting some high-tech companies in London, namely Dyson and Lotus Cars. YAB Prime Minister is also expected to deliver talks at the Oxford Center for Islamic Studies (OCIS) entitled, “Challenges of Good Governance in the Muslim World” and at the Chatham House on “Future Democracy in Asia”.

 

In realising the government’s aim to boost foreign direct investments into the country, YAB Prime Minister will also be meeting key investors, international capital market analysts and potential new investors based in the UK and EU. The event will be organized by the Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC).

 

YAB Prime Minister is also expected to attend a briefing session on police and public sector reform to learn about the effective reform agenda of the UK. In addition, YAB Prime Minister will be attending an interview on the television program “HARDtalk” on BBC.

 

YAB Prime Minister will also host a dialogue session and hi-tea with Malaysian citizens residing in the UK. It is expected that a total of 500 Malaysians including students will join this session.

 

The visit is expected to strengthen the bond of friendship and cooperation between the two countries.

 

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

21 September 2018