Aquino leaves for Malaysia
MANILA, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday left for a two-day state visit in Malaysia.
Aquino who is on his first state visit to Malaysia, left around 11:30 a.m aboard a chartered flight.
Malacanang said the President would meet meet with the king of Malaysia, The Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.
It said the President would discuss the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro.
“Our President is expected to tackle several issues of mutual or shared interest in political, economic, and defense cooperation with Malaysian leaders. I believe President Aquino will also witness the signing of a couple of agreements on cultural cooperation and education cooperation,” Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa said in a statement Thursday.
Aquino will also meet the Filipino community in Kula Lumpur, Malacanang said.
Malacanang said the country’s claim to Sabah was not part of the agenda during his visit.
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