DPM in Kuwait for summit


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012

Muhyiddin arriving in Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY: Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has arrived here to attend the first Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) Summit which begins Tuesday.

The plane carrying Muhyiddin and his wife Puan Sri Noorainee Abdul Rahman touched down at the Kuwait International Airport at 7.33 pm Monday (12.33am Tuesday Malaysia time).

Muhyiddin was received by Deputy Foreign Minister Senator A. Kohilan Pillay, Malaysian ambassador to Kuwait Datuk Adnan Othman, and Kuwaiti ambassador to Malaysia Naser Bareh Shahir El Enezi.

The two-day meeting of the 32-member ACD will be opened by Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah at the Liberation Conference Building in the sprawling Bayan Palace.

During the summit, Muhyiddin is expected to put forward Malaysia's proposal to further improve and upgrade the flexible multinational Asia e University (AeU).

Since ACD's inception a decade ago, members had proposed to be prime movers in 19 areas of cooperation, with Malaysia taking the lead in e-commerce, infrastructure fund and e-education.

Kuwait and Thailand, which founded the grouping in 2002, are hoping to transform the ACD into a larger and permanent entity.

ACD foreign ministers met on Sunday to finalise documents to be forwarded to the summit. - Bernama

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