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KUALA LUMPUR: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has arrived to begin a three-day official visit to Malaysia.
This is Harper’s first visit to Malaysia since becoming prime minister. He was greeted at the KL International Airport by Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Razali Ibrahim on Friday night.
The last Canadian prime minister to visit Malaysia was Jean Chretien who attended the Apec Summit in Kuala Lumpur in 1998.
On the other hand, the last high-level visit from Malaysia to Canada was by former Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin in 2010.
Harper will have a meeting with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today to strengthen bilateral ties, focusing on trade and investment in the oil and gas fields as well as agriculture, plantation and transportation sectors.
Several memoranda of understanding are expected to be signed during the meeting. — Bernama
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