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.-
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All the five stadiums in Malaysia selected to host the 29th Southeast Asia Games (SEA Games 29) are ready for the biggest sport festival of the region, which will open on August 19.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a flag raising ceremony in Hanoi on August 8 on the occasion of the 50th founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and 22 years of Vietnam’s membership in the association.
The foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have reviewed the bloc’s achievements recorded over the past 50 years and put forth major development orientations for the ASEAN Community in the time ahead.
Former Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and President of the Khmer National United Party (KNUP) Nhiek Bunchhay has been arrested for links with drug production in Kampong Speu province in 2007, according to Cambodia’s most visited newswire Fresh News on August 3.
Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop began her six-day visit to Thailand and the Philippines on August 2 to enhance the bilateral relations and promote Australia’s economic and security benefits in Southeast Asia.