PUTRAJAYA June 14: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will make a three-day working visit to the United Kingdom (UK) starting Saturday.
He will be accompanied by his wife, Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, Minister of Youth and Sports and senior government officials.
The Foreign Affairs Ministry in a statement said, Dr Mahathir’s itinerary includes delivering a talk “Democracy in Malaysia and Southeast Asia” at the Cambridge Union on Sunday (June 16), which is expected to attract well-known UK personalities and academicians as well as students from higher learning institutions.
The Prime Minister is also scheduled to meet students from the United Kingdom and Eire Council of Malaysian Students (UKEC) and Malaysians residing in the UK during a Hari Raya Aidilfitri Celebration which will be hosted by the Malaysian High Commission in London.
Dr. Mahathir will also attend the Human Life Advancement Foundation (HLAF) Board of Directors Meeting. Founded in 2011, HLAF is an international organisation which is active in the fields of education, technology transfer and sustainable development.
As part of Malaysian Government’s continued efforts in attracting foreign investment, Dr. Mahathir 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 two percent per annum with an annual bilateral trade ranging between RM12 billion-RM17 billion. – Malaysia World News