KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Imran Khan was given an unprecedented red carpet welcome upon arrival in Malaysia.
PM Khan on Tuesday reached Kuala Lumpur on a two-day official visit of Malaysia, Radio Pakistan reported.
The Malaysian authorities rolled out the red carpet for the Pakistani premier as he arrived in the Malaysian capital with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry and Adviser on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood.
The special aircraft ferrying the Prime Minister from Karachi landed at the KL International Airport (KLIA) at 11.35pm.
They were received by Deputy Minister-in-the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Md. Farid Md. Rafik at the Bunga Raya Complex, KLIA.
Also present was Deputy Foreign Minister Senator Datuk Marzuki Yahya and Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Malaysia, Muhammed Nafees Zakaria.
The Foreign Ministry (Wisma Putra), in a statement, said the visit was at the invitation of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
This is Imran Khan’s first official visit to Malaysia since assuming office in August.