Saturday, October 13, 2012

Malaysian PM Najib on first official visit to Manila Sunday

Malaysia Prime Minister Dato Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife, Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor will arrive here Sunday, his first official visit to Manila, after being invited by President Benigno Aquino III to witness the signing of the framework peace agreement between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

Malaysia has served as third-party facilitator of the peace talks since 2011.

Najib, accompanied by other Malaysian government officials and a business delegation led by AlloyMTD chairman and CEO Dato Azmil Khalid, pro-tempore chair of the Kuala-Lumpur based Malaysia-Philippines Business Council, will arrive at 4 p.m. and be honored with an arrival ceremony at the Bulwagang Kalayaan in Villamor Airbase.

Other dignitaries are expected to attend the signing ceremonies, among them the secretary general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. 

During his visit, Najib will have a bilateral meeting with Aquino and interact with leading Philippine CEOs under the auspices of the Philippines-Malaysia Business Council and the Makati Business Club.-Interaksyon (October 13, 2012 2:25PM)

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