KUALA LUMPUR: Prince Albert II of Monaco visited the National Islamic Arts Museum on Sunday (Nov 26) during his four-day inaugural state visit to Malaysia.
Prince Albert II arrived at the museum at about 5.10pm and was greeted by the museum's representative, Rashidah Salim.
The Prince, accompanied by museum curator Zulkifli Ishak, spent approximately two hours marvelling at various arts, designs, and cultural artefacts of the Islamic world housed at the largest museum of Islamic arts in Southeast Asia.
Also present were the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Principality of Monaco, Isabelle Berro-Amadei, and Human Resource Minister V. Sivakumar, who was the minister-in-attendance.
Prince Albert II arrived on Sunday and is hosted by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.
Earlier on Sunday, Prince Albert II inaugurated the city-state's first honorary Consulate Office in Malaysia. On Monday (Nov 27), he is scheduled to attend a state welcoming ceremony and have an audience with Al-Sultan Abdullah at Istana Negara.
The King will also host a state banquet in honour of Prince Albert II and his delegation.
According to Wisma Putra, the visit by Prince Albert II will provide an excellent opportunity for the Principality of Monaco and Malaysia to further strengthen relations between the two countries, with prospects of future collaboration in various fields supported at the highest level of the country's leadership. – Bernama