‘Visit proves our leadership recognised globally’
KLUANG: King Hamad Isa Al Khalifa, who arrived in Kuala Lumpur last night for a four-day state visit, will be the first Bahrain ruler to visit Malaysia after 43 years of diplomatic relations.
Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, who will be the minister-in-waiting, said the visit proved that Malaysia was an important nation, and that the country’s leadership was recognised globally.
“The recent visit by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Abdulaziz Al Saud and now King
Hamad is proof of Malaysia’s success in various aspects, including its leadership that is globally recognised.
“This also shows we are on the right track.”
He said during the visit, cooperation in various fields, including defence and intelligence, economy, industry, religion, education and tourism, would be the main focus.
“The visit will also be a platform for both countries to discuss current issues, including the threat of terror ideology, especially from the Islamic State, which is spreading around the world.”
He was speaking to the media after closing the Health Ministry’s “Ziarah Kasih Sayang” programme in Taman Sri Lambak here.
King Hamad Isa Al Khalifa