Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt calls on Dr M

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 03 Jan 2019

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom, Jeremy Hunt, called on Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at the Perdana Leadership Foundation here.  

Hunt and his delegation arrived at about 3pm Thursday (Jan 3) and met with Dr Mahathir for almost an hour. 

Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah and British High Commissioner to Malaysia Vicki Treadell also attended the meeting.

It is learned that they discussed, among other things, the strengthening of bilateral relations between Malaysia and the UK, and exchanged views on regional and global issues of common concern.

Dr Mahathir, in his official Twitter account, tweeted a photo of the meeting, and said the two had exchanged ideas on the future role of the UK after Brexit and strengthening relations among Commonwealth countries and Asean.

Hunt is on a two-day official visit to Malaysia beginning Thursday.  

Earlier, Hunt called on Saifuddin and Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo at their ministries here.  
Wisma Putra, in a statement on Wednesday (Jan 2), said Hunt's visit was expected to strengthen the bond of friendship between Malaysia and the UK as well as increase cooperation in new areas between the two countries. - Bernama


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