KUALA LUMPUR – United States President Barack Obama has arrived in Malaysia for ASEAN-related summits in conjunction with the 27th ASEAN Summit hosted by Malaysia as the 2015 ASEAN chair.
Obama’s Air Force One plane touched down at the Royal Malaysian Air Force base in Subang outside Kuala Lumpur at 3.20pm.
The US leader is scheduled to hold talks with Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak here this evening.
The president will take part in the 3rd ASEAN-US Summit as well as the 10th East Asia Summit.
This is Obama’s second visit to Malaysia after a three-day state visit in April 2014.
Other leaders have also arrived in the Malaysian capital to attend the ASEAN summit and related summits from tomorrow, to be presided over by Najib.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, South Korean President Park Geun-hye, Myanmar’s President U Thein Sein, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan and New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key landed today at the Bunga Raya Complex, KL International Airport (KLIA).
The plane carrying Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong of Laos also touched down at the complex for VVIPs at KLIA.
Meanwhile, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s plane landed at the Subang Skypark Terminal Airport while Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah arrived at the Royal Malaysian Air Force base in Subang.
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha arrived in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. – BERNAMA