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OFFICIAL VISIT OF PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA,
YAB TUN DR. MAHATHIR BIN MOHAMAD,
TO THE STATE OF QATAR
11 - 14 DECEMBER 2019
The Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, will undertake an Official Visit to the State of Qatar on 11 – 14 December 2019. This would be his first visit to the country since assuming the post of Prime Minister on 10 May 2018.
The Prime Minister will be accompanied by YABhg. Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali. The delegation will also comprise the Minister of Foreign Affairs, YB Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah; YB Tuan Haji Mohamad Sabu, the Minister of Defence; YB Dato' Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, the Minister of Economic Affairs; and senior government officials.
During the visit, YAB Tun Dr. Mahathir is scheduled to have an audience with the Amir of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani. Both sides are expected to discuss bilateral cooperation, as well as exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual interest. YAB Prime Minister will also be meeting the Malaysian diaspora and Malaysian business players in Doha.
The leaders will witness the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Establishment of a High Level Joint Committee between the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of both countries.
Following the official bilateral programmes, YAB Prime Minister is also scheduled to attend the Doha Forum 2019 and deliver a keynote address on the reimagining governance in a multipolar world from Malaysia’s perspective. At the forum, YAB Prime Minister will also be receiving the Doha Forum Award from the Amir of Qatar.
The trade and investment relations between Malaysia and Qatar are extensive with two way trade valued at USD0.92 billion in 2018. Major export items from Malaysia to Qatar in 2018 were machinery, equipment and parts; processed food; palm oil and palm oil-based agriculture products; iron and steel products; and manufactures of metal. Malaysia’s main import articles from Qatar were chemical and chemical products; crude petroleum; petroleum products; manufactures of metal; and iron and steel products.
The visit will also provide an opportunity for Malaysia and Qatar to reinforce the commitment in strengthening and enhancing the existing close brotherly relations between the two countries.
10 December 2019