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PM Arrives In Bandung For Asian-African Conference

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BANDUNG: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak arrived here for a two-day working visit to coincide with the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Asian-African Conference (AAC).

The prime minister, who was accompanied by his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, landed at the Husein Sastranegara International Airport at 4.26pm local time.

The couple was greeted on arrival by Indonesian Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister Yuddy Chrisnandi and Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary of Indonesia to Malaysia, Herman Pratyitno.

Malaysian officials who were on hand to receive the prime minister included Ambassador to Indonesia Datuk Seri Zahrain Mohamed Hashim.

Tonight, the prime minister will meet Malaysian students here at a dinner which has been organised as part of his visit.

Tomorrow, Najib is expected to join Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and other heads of state and government to take a “historical walk” from Savoy Homann Hotel to Gedung Merdeka in the city centre as part of the AAC celebrations.

The walk was first performed in 1955 by then AAC organisers, including host Indonesian first President Sukarno.-NST

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