Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Executive Council chairman, started his four-day special visit to Malaysia tonight.
The Crown Prince landed at Bunga Raya Complex, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) here at 8.42pm, and was formally greeted by Pahang Regent Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof and Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Zambry Abdul Kadir.
Sheikh Khaled then walked through the guard of honour made up of the Malaysian Army 1st Royal Ranger Regiment, which is headed by Capt Muhammad Shafiq Najmi Mazlan.
This is His Highness’ first visit to Malaysia since he became Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Executive Council chairman on March 29.
The special visit aims to enhance the long-standing good ties between Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that were elevated to a Strategic Partnership on Sept 27, 2022.
Sheikh Khaled will meet Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim tomorrow (May 22) and discuss various matters of common interest, including bilateral, regional and international relations during their meeting.
On the third day (May 23), His Highness will see Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah at Istana Negara.
The UAE is Malaysia’s second biggest trading partner and export destination, and the second biggest import destination in the West Asia region.