KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 3 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor today paid a courtesy call on visiting Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, at the Majestic Hotel, this evening.
The meeting lasted for about 15 minutes before both couples attended a Gala Dinner at the hotel which was held to commemorate the visit of the Royal family from England.
The maiden visit by the royal couple to Malaysia was to commemorate 60 years of diplomatic ties between the United Kingdom and Malaysia.
The Royal couple who arrived in the Malaysian capital Thursday, are scheduled to visit a number of places in Kuala Lumpur, Perak, Sarawak and Penang, as well as participate in various significant events over a span of seven days from Nov 2 to 8.
Previous visits by the British royalty here were by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh who attended the official opening of the 16th Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur in 1998 and the visit by Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, in September 2012.
Relations between Malaysia and the United Kingdom encompass a wide range of areas including trade, defence and security, education, digital economy, green technology, renewable energy, culture and tourism. — Bernama