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Busy Schedule For Najib In The UK

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LONDON: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will continue with his busy schedule today in conjunction with his working visit to the United Kingdom from May 13-18.

His programme includes the Global Science and Innovation Advisory Council (GSIAC) annual meeting and launch of Khazanah Europe Investment Ltd (KEIL).

The day begins with lunch hosted by Khazanah Nasional Bhd before proceeding with the GSIAC-Khazanah Distinguished Lecture Series on “Global Competitiveness – Malaysia’s Aspiration”.

Najib will later chair the GSIAC’s sixth annual meeting which will see the presence of both international and national council members.

In the evening, the prime minister will launch the regional office of KEIL at the Shard with the signing of an official plaque, and will also be launching the Khazanah Report 2015 at the event.

Najib is expected to depart for Sochi, Russia, tomorrow for the two-day Russia-ASEAN Commemorative Summit.

Meanwhile, the prime minister had a very tight schedule of programmes lined up for him yesterday at Marlborough House, and it included the Malaysia-UK Investor Showcase.

It was attended by prominent British figures as well as key business personalities from both the UK and Malaysia.

Marlborough House is the Commonwealth Secretariat and he received a courtesy call from the first woman Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland.

He later went on to inaugurate the topping up ceremony of EcoWorld’s Legacy 1 project at Embassy Gardens and then held separate meetings with the corporate heads of Standard Chartered and Shell in the afternoon.

Later in the day, Najib attended a dinner at the Mansion House, Walbrook, hosted by the Lord Mayor of London Alderman the Lord Mountevans.

Other Malaysian attendees included Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar, Malaysian High Commissioner to the UK Datuk Ahmad Rasidi Hazizi, the CEO of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) Datuk Azman Mahmud and Permodalan Nasional Bhd president and CEO, Tan Sri Hamad Kama Piah Che Othman.

— BERNAMA

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