PM Mahathir to visit UK, Europe and USA

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PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad begins his working visit to the United Kingdom (UK) from 21 to September 25 and that is his first visit to a European country since his resumption of the Prime Minister ‘s position on May 10, 2018.

The Prime Minister will then proceed to New York (USA) to attend the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UM) from 29 till October 1, 2018.“During Tun Mahathir’s visit to UK, he will be visiting some high-tech companies in London namely Dyson and Lotus Cars.

His visit also include delivering talks entitled “Challenges of Good Governance in the Muslim World” at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) and “Future Democracy in Asia” at the Chatham House,” said a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here today.

Tun Mahathir will be accompanied by his wife Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah Mohd. Ali along with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah and officials from the ministry.

The Prime Minister will also meet key investors, international capital market analysts and potential new investors based in the UK and European Union (EU).

The event will be organised by the Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC), added the statement.

Tun Mahathir is also expected to be present at a briefing on the new public services and police to study the effectiveness of the renewedl agenda in the UK.

He is also to appear on a BBC television programme “HARDtalk”.

The Malaysians who live in the UK and students will be among 500 people who will be with Tun Mahathir at a Hi-Tea session.

The statement added, the Prime Minister’s visit is aimed at strengthening the friendship and cooperation between the two countries. – Malaysia World News.

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