MH370, MH17 Incidents High On Agenda During Australian PM’s Visit

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PUTRAJAYA – Cooperation between Malaysia and Australia in relation to the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 and MH17 incidents will be high on the agenda when Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott arrives in Malaysia on Saturday for a one-day official visit.

During his inaugural visit to Malaysia following his appointment as the Australian prime minister on Sept 18 last year, Abbott would hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to take stock of the progress of the ongoing Malaysia-Australia bilateral cooperation.

According to a Foreign Ministry statement, Abbott, along with Najib, would also meet with the Malaysian personnel who were involved in the MH370 and MH17 search operations to express appreciation for the work that they have done.

The two prime ministers would also exchange views on regional and international issues of common concern to the countries, it said.

“The visit would undoubtedly further cement the close and outstanding relations between the two countries,” it said.

Since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Malaysia and Australia in 1957, the two countries enjoy excellent and vibrant relations, buoyed by substantive cooperation, notably in the areas of trade and investment, education, defence, security and people-to-people links. – Bernama