KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is on a working visit to Saudi Arabia from Monday to Friday on the invitation of Saudi Arabia's King Salman Abdulaziz Al Saud.
In a statement on Wednesday (Jan 10), the Prime Minister's Office said that the visit would enable the two leaders to discuss bilateral matters that had been agreed upon by the two countries during King Salman's maiden visit to Malaysia last year.
It added that Najib also plans to perform the umrah during this visit along with his family.
"Najib has invited his family members and a few acquaintances to be with him when he performs the umrah," it said.
The statement said the Prime Minister's delegation comprised his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, his mother Tun Rahah Mohammad Noah, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom, several family members and acquaintances and officers of the Prime Minister.
It also said that the Prime Minister's younger siblings and his acquaintances in the delegation were making the trip to the Holy Land at their own expense.
The statement said Tun Rahah was on the flight to Saudi Arabia with Datuk Seri Najib.
It also said that the names of the family members and acquaintances were entered into the official delegation list to facilitate administrative procedures with Saudi Arabia for the umrah arrangement.
"The Prime Minister and members of the delegation were accorded the status of state guests by the Saudi Arabian government," it said. – Bernama\