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Thursday, 3 March 2016 | MYT 8:28 AM

Najib: Malaysia, Saudi ties at highest level

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Najib and King Salman discuss issues during a meeting in Saudi Arabia

Najib and King Salman discuss issues during a meeting in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Ties between Malaysia and Saudi Arabia reached its highest level, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak after an audience with Saudi's King Salman AbdulAziz Al-Saud at his residence here on Wednesday.

Najib said his official visit to the kingdom had forged a stronger relationship between the two nations, which will bring many benefits from various perspectives.

Najib described the ties between the two countries as special and even family members, Cabinet Ministers and army top bras turned up at the luncheon hosted by the King.

"We were surprised by the warm welcome given to us, not only from His Majesty the King, but also from other royal members as well as Cabinet Ministers, top army, who turned up to welcome us.

"It symbolicly shows that the Saudi government has shown the utmost respect for Malaysia and the same message was conveyed during our meeting," he told the Malaysian community at a meeting.

He said King Salman conveyed the message that the Kingdom was impressed with what Malaysia has achieved.

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