LAST_UPDATEMon, 23 Jul 2018 8pm

Tony Abbott In Malaysia For One-Day Visit

Tony AbbottTony AbbottSEPANG: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott arrived today for a one-day official visit to Malaysia that will see him mainly discuss bilateral cooperation in relation to the two recent Malaysia Airlines’ flight tragedies.

Abbott flew in by a special Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) aircraft to the KL International Airport (KLIA) at 6.40 am and was greeted by Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi.

This first visit by Abbott to Malaysia since his appointment as the Prime Minister of Australia on Sept 18 last year is set to strengthen the cordial relations between the two countries.

Abbott is scheduled to have a meeting with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, which will be followed by a delegation meeting that will cover bilateral relations and regional and international issues of mutual interest.

The visiting prime minister will be accorded an official welcome at Dataran Perdana in Putrajaya.

He is also scheduled to attend an official lunch at the prime minister’s residence, Seri Perdana, also in Putrajaya.

According to Wisma Putra, high on the agenda will be discussions on the status of the two countries’ cooperation in relation to the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH370 and Flight MH17 incidents.

The two prime ministers are also scheduled to meet with the Malaysian personnel who were involved in the MH370 and MH17 search operations to express appreciation for the work that they have done.