Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak will meet President Trump

Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak will meet President Trump

25/08/17

Melanie Ullrich, Business and Policy Programme Manager

US President Donald Trump will welcome Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak of Malaysia to the White House on 12 September, according to a press release from the White House. The meeting will mark 60 years of bilateral ties between the US and Southeast Asia’s third-largest economy.

Najib’s father Tun Razak Hussein, Malaysia’s second prime minister, helped establish bilateral ties with the US during his term in office. He was Malaysia’s first prime minister to receive a visit from a sitting US president, Lyndon B. Johnson, in 1966.

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc was the first ASEAN leader to meet Trump earlier this year. During the G20 Summit in July, Trump met with Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore, and Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo.