Dr M on 4-day working visit to UK


Prime Minister (PM) Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will make a four-day working visit to the UK beginning yesterday.

Wisma Putra said in a statement that the visit to the UK would be the second by Dr Mahathir since becoming the PM on May 10 last year.

Dr Mahathir is scheduled to deliver a speech at Frewin Court, Oxford, today and meet Commonwealth secretary general Patricia Scotland, also on the same day.

“Among the issues to be discussed during their meeting are intra-Commonwealth trade and investment, good governance, and preventing and countering extremism,” it said.

The Foreign Ministry said the PM’s visit is aimed at continuing the long-standing good relations that have been established between Malaysia and the UK.

The visit is also expected to strengthen the bond of friendship and cooperation between the two countries, it added.

Dr Mahathir will be accompanied by his wife, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali and Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Marzuki Yahya, as well as senior officials from the Foreign Ministry.