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Published: Saturday April 26, 2014 MYT 4:59:00 PM
Updated: Saturday April 26, 2014 MYT 7:57:13 PM

Obama arrives, welcome Mr President

Obama walks down of Air Force One after landing at RMAF base in Subang.

Obama walks down of Air Force One after landing at RMAF base in Subang.

KUALA LUMPUR: President Barack Obama arrived at the RMAF base in Subang on Saturday for the much-awaited three-day visit.

The Air Force One jet carrying the American leader touched down at the base at 4.50pm after a six-hour flight from South Korea.  

Obama was greeted by Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman and a guard-of-honour mounted by officers of the Sixth Battalion of the Royal Rangers Regiment.

Air Force One arriving in Subang 

Obama's visit to Malaysia is the first by a sitting US President since President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966.

Obama's programme on the first day include a state welcoming ceremony at Parliament Square.

Obama waves as he walks out of Air Force One after landing at RMAF base in Subang.

He will later pay a courtesy call to the King and attend a state banquet at Istana Negara.

Malaysia is the third leg of Obama's four-nation tour of Asia. Prior to South Korea, he had visited Japan.

He will end the trip with a visit to the Philippines on Monday.

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