Malaysia’s King, Queen on friendship-boosting visit to Indonesia


Malaysia's royal couple (Bernama)

Malaysia’s royal couple (Bernama)

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s King Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah will make a state visit to Indonesia from August 26 until Aug 29, the foreign ministry has said in a statement.

He will be accompanied by Queen Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah and the delegation will include Minister of Economic Affairs Mohamed Azmin Ali, who is also the minister in attendance, and senior officials from the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Istana Negara and the Prime Minister’s Department.

“The programmes arranged for the state visit will include a state welcoming ceremony, an audience and a state banquet hosted by Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the Bogor Presidential Palace,” the statement said, national news agency BERNAMA reported.

“Their Majesties have consented to attend a dinner with the Malaysian diaspora in Indonesia and to visit Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta.”

Their Majesties will also visit Yogyakarta and meet with the Sultan and Governor of Special Region of Yogyakarta, Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X, and tour several historical sites in the city.

The statement stressed that the visit symbolizes the warm and close relations between Malaysia and Indonesia and will contribute to further cementing the existing bond of friendship established 62 years ago.

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