PM Ismail Sabri arrives in Washington DC ahead of Asean-US summit

WASHINGTON, May 11 — Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob arrived here Tuesday (Wednesday in Malaysia) for a four-day working visit including meeting with United States President Joe Biden and Asean leaders.

The Malaysian prime minister arrived at Joint Base Andrews, here, at 8.16pm (8.16am Wednesday, Malaysia time).

He was greeted on arrival by Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah.

The Malaysian leader was welcomed by Senior Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan and senior Malaysian officials when arrived at a hotel here later.

The prime minister will join Biden, US Vice President Kamala Harris and other Asean leaders at the two-day Asean-US Special Summit, here, starting Thursday (Friday in Malaysia).

President Biden will host a dinner for the Asean leaders at the White House here on Thursday.

This will be followed by the US president meeting with Asean leaders at the US Department of State, the venue of the special summit, here, on Friday (Saturday in Malaysia).

Datum Seri Ismail Sabri is scheduled to meet American captains of industries as well as US-Asean Business Council and Chamber of Commerce here on Thursday.

Sources:Malay Mail