His Majesty Sultan Abdullah bin Sultan Ahmed Shah, Malaysia’s King, welcomed His Highness the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, at the Royal Palace in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, today.
During the reception, His Highness conveyed the greetings of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, and His Royal Highness Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of Defense – may God preserve them – as well as their wishes for the brotherly Malaysian government and people to advance and prosper.
His Majesty sent congratulations and thanks to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Highness the Crown Prince, as well as the Saudi government and people.
During the event, they discussed methods to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries in order to serve mutual interests, as well as potential for cooperation between the Kingdom and Malaysia in many sectors and how to develop them.
The Ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to Malaysia, Mahmoud bin Hussein Kattan, and the Director General of His Highness the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdul Rahman Al-Daoud, were present at the event.
Relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Federal Kingdom of Malaysia have been characterized by the growth of aspects of cooperation between them at various levels, especially in the economic aspect and technical and scientific cooperation, at a time when the two countries aspire to push this relationship towards broader horizons in the service of their common interests.
Since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two sides in the middle of 1961 AD, religious unity has been a major factor in the core of their relations, and has created an atmosphere of understanding and cooperation, one of the first fruits of which was their membership in the establishment of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
In terms of what each side represents for the other, the Kingdom, in addition to its Islamic leadership, enjoys political and economic weight regionally and internationally, while Malaysia is a prominent axis in its regional surroundings and High-tech industries sector.The two countries have common attitudes on a number of regional and Islamic issues.