Mahathir, PM from Malaysia, will visit PH next week


MANILA – Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad will visit the Philippines from March 6 to 7 at the invitation of President Rodrigo Duterte, the Foreign Affairs Department (DFA), on Thursday.

The two leaders met for the last time in July 2018 in Malaysia, where they further strengthened bilateral and regional defense and security cooperation.

This will be Mahathir's first official visit to the country since he returned as Malaysia's Prime Minister in May 2018 following an impressive electoral return in which he defeated the coalition that ruled the nation for 6 decades since his independence from Britain. Brittany.

In his previous term as prime minister, Mahathir, now 93, made official visits to the Philippines in 1987 and 1994, the DFA said.

Mahathir was known for his strong, sometimes belligerent style of domination intolerant of divergence from 1981 to 2003, but also for transforming his Southeast Asian country from a sleepy backwater into a modern, industrialized nation. – With a report by Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News; Reuters


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