(UTV|COLOMBO) – The Malaysian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka was given a new assignment prior to the visit of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to the country, the New Straits Times reported.
The Malaysian Foreign Ministry, in a statement, said High Commissioner Wan Zaidi Wan Abdullah was reassigned by the Ministry prior to Prime Minister Najib’s two-day official visit starting from 17 December.
“Wan Zaidi’s movement has been planned for.
“He is due to take up an important assignment related to Malaysia’s Chairmanship of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in April 2020.
“Given the scale of CHOGM which will involve 52 countries, early preparations are essential for it to be a success,” said Wisma Putra.
A high-level team from the Ministry will arrive as an advance party to help in the visit by Prime Minister Najib, who will depart to Maldives after visiting Sri Lanka.
Wisma Putra states that Malaysia enjoys a warm relationship with Sri Lanka and Maldives.
Prime Minister Najib’s visits are expected to further strengthen ties between the countries.
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