NZ governor-general on maiden visit to Malaysia


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 07 Dec 2017

Warm welcome: Sultan Muhammad V and Najib with Dame Patsy during the welcoming ceremony at the Parliament grounds. — Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR: New Zealand’s Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy, who is on her maiden visit to Malaysia, was accorded a state welcome at the grounds of Parliament here yesterday.

Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V attended the state welcoming ceremony, which was also attended by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Dame Patsy, who became Governor-General in September last year, is also scheduled to visit the Malaysian Islamic Art Museum and Sultan Abdul Samad Jamek Mosque.

Later, Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman held a 30-minute meeting with Dame Patsy, who began her four-day visit yesterday.

The Foreign Ministry, in a statement yesterday, said the visit was to celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between New Zealand and Malaysia.

Her visit was at the invitation of Sultan Muhammad V. — Bernama

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