Najib set to receive Bahrain’s highest award

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will be conferred the King Hamad Order for Development award by the King of Bahrain, King Hamad Isa Al Khalifa.

The Foreign Ministry said in a statement yesterday that the award would be conferred at the Shaikh Hamad Palace during Najib’s three-day official visit to Bahrain, which starts today.

“The award is the highest conferred by Bahrain,” the ministry said.

Wisma Putra said Najib, who will be accompanied by his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, will also attend a dinner hosted by King Hamad.

It added that Najib and Rosmah are also scheduled to attend a lunch hosted by the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister of Bahrain Prince Salman Hamad Al Khalifa at Ghudaibiya Palace tomorrow.

“Later in the afternoon, the Prime Minister and his wife will attend Bahrain’s National Day Ceremony at Sakhir Palace in the presence of King Hamad,” it said.

Wisma Putra said the visit would strengthen the friendly ties between the two countries.

It added that total trade between Malaysia and Bahrain from January to September this year stood at RM805.73mil.

Total exports for the same period were RM389.1mil, while imports amounted to RM416.63mil. — Bernama

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