Emir of Qatar on state visit to Malaysia from Tuesday
Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad Khalifa Al-Thani will be making a two-day state visit to Malaysia starting Tuesday, his first state visit to the country, Malaysian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday, Xinhua reported.
The Emir of Qatar was in Malaysia in October 2003 on a working visit to attend the 10th Organization of the Islamic Conference Summit in Putrajaya, the administrative center of Malaysia, it said.
The Emir of Qatar will be accompanied by his consort Sheikha Mozah Nasser Al Missned and a delegation comprising ministers, senior government officials and prominent members of the Royal Court.
He is scheduled to have an audience with Malaysian Supreme Head Mizan Zainal Abidin at the National Palace.
He will also have a restricted meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak to discuss bilateral, regional and international issue.
The visit would further enhance existing excellent relations between Malaysia and Qatar in various areas such as trade, investment, defense, tourism, education, banking, finance, the halal industry and Islamic matters, the Foreign Ministry said.
"In addition, the visit would provide an opportunity for the leaders of both countries to discuss regional and international issues of mutual concern to Malaysia and Qatar," it said.