United States President Donald Trump may be visiting Malaysia later in November.
Last month, Trump was with North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, in Singapore for the historic summit. White House National Security Council senior director for Asian affairs Matthew Pottinger announced that Trump is looking forward to deepen relationship ties with Malaysia under Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
“Trump looks forward to deepening our comprehensive partnership with Malaysia. We’ve got of course the Asean summit coming up later this year, so we’re exploring the possibilities right now for the President’s follow on travel in November,” Pottinger was quoted as saying. The 33rd Asean summit is set to take place in Singapore between 11th to 15th November.
Pottinger added, “I had the pleasure of conveying a letter to the Government today (19th June) from Trump, congratulating Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on the coalition that he led and his electoral victory, and also congratulating the Malaysian people.”
Having said that, Dr Mahathir had previously expressed that he had no immediate plans to contact Trump, calling him “volatile”, “unpredictable” and a “fickle-minded person”.
Source: The Star.