Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak will make an official visit to Thailand on Friday for the sixth annual consultation between the two countries, the foreign ministry said today.
It said in a statement that the meeting would discuss various issues, including security cooperation, trade and investment, interlinkages between the two countries and delineation.
It would also discuss agricultural cooperation, 3E initiative in south Thailand and infrastructure projects in the border areas.
“As close neighbours and partners in ASEAN, Malaysia and Thailand always ensure close cooperation in various sectors,” it said.
The annual consultation would be the first between Najib and his counterpart General Prayut Chan-o-cha.
Najib would be accompanied by his wife, Rosmah Mansor, Foreign Minister Anifah Aman and several cabinet ministers and senior government officials.
During the visit, Najib would attend a restricted meeting with Prayut, followed by a delegation meeting and official dinner hosted by Prayut and his wife Naraporn Chan-o-cha.
The annual consultation is an important mechanism to strengthen the bilateral ties in which the fifth annual consultation was held in Putrajaya on Feb 28, last year.
Thailand is Malaysia’s fifth biggest trading partner in the world and second in ASEAN last year with total trade of RM88.72 billion (US$22.09 billion).