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Aquino leaves for Malaysia

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 12:39 PM February 27, 2014

President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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.

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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.

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“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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