NEW YORK (Bernama) – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is happy and satisfied with his nine-day working visit to the United States of America, encompassing 11 multi-faceted tasks from international to economic and youth affairs, starting Sept 20.
The tasks included addressing the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and a UN meeting on climate change, as well as wooing support for Malaysia’s candidature for a non-permanent member seat in the United Nations Security Council.
In enhancing Malaysia’s relationship with other countries, he held a separate bilateral meetings with his counterpart from the Netherlands (Mark Rutte), Pakistan (Muhammad Nawas Sharif), Luxembourg (Xavier Bettel) and Tunisia (Dr Mohamed Moncef Marzouki).
The meetings were held on the sidelines of the UNGA, here.
“We gained recognition from others, including US President Barack Obama who recognised Malaysia’s efforts in turning the country into an advanced economy when Obama mentioned the matter in his speech at UNGA,” said Najib.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak during a press conference with Malaysian journalists on a nine-day working visit to the United States of America (USA) starting Sept 20 which had 11 tasks including international affairs, economic and youth in New York last Saturday – BERNAMA
Najib hoped the visit could provide a higher profile of Malaysia, especially if the country secured the non-permanent member seat in the United Nations Security Council. On the economic front, he met American fund managers, investors and business leaders in attracting them to do business or increase their investments in Malaysia.