US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Malaysia on August 8 and met with Prime Minister Najib Razak to discuss bilateral ties, trade, terrorism fight and international issues of mutual concern. The 50-minute meeting took place right after the US Secretary of State landed in Kuala Lumpur airport, starting his two-day trip to Malaysia.

 US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (second from left) visits Malaysia (Photo: AFP)

Tillerson is the first US senior official under the administration of President Donald Trump who has come to Malaysia, showing the US commitment to bolstering bilateral relations with Malaysia.

 During the visit, the US official is scheduled to meet with Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Malaysia is the last stop in Tillerson’s Southeast Asia tour, which started on August 5. Earlier, he came to the Philippines to attend several meetings, including the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) and the ASEAN-US Foreign Ministers Meeting. He also paid a visit to Thailand.-



                                          Source: VNA

Related Topics

RoK president’s special envoys visit China, Japan

The Republic of Korea (RoK) President Moon Jae-in sent his special envoys to visit China and Japan on March 12 after their recent visits to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States.

DPRK seen "cautious" in announcing stance over upcoming summits -Seoul

Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s silence on its upcoming summits with the United States and the Republic of Korea (RoK) is likely due to caution over organising its stance regarding the meetings, RoK’s Ministry of Unification said on March 12.

Pinera sworn in for second term as Chile's president

Businessman-turned politician Sebastian Pinera was sworn in as Chile's president on March 11, beginning what will be his second term in office after a four-year absence.

Chile ready for CPTPP signing ceremony

The government of Chile has announced that the country’s President Michelle Bachelet and Foreign Minister Heraldo Munos will chair the signing ceremony of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) on March 8 (local time).

China''s Taiwan may restart nuclear reactor

The application of Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) to restart the second reactor at its No. 2 nuclear plant has been approved by the island's atomic energy authority. Taiwan's legislative body has the final say on the restart.

Russian military plane crashes in Syria, 32 killed - agencies

A Russian military transport plane crashed in Syria on March 6, killing all 32 people on board, Russian news agencies quoted the Russian Defence Ministry as saying, an incident that sharply raises the death toll from the Kremlin's Syria operation.