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Mahathir Mohamed leaves Kingdom for Russia

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed left Phnom Penh today. KT/ Khem Sovannara

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed left Phnom Penh today for Russia to attend the Eastern Economic Forum in the city of Vladivostok after a three-day visit to the Kingdom.

During his visit, Mr Mahathir met with Prime Minister Hun Sen, Senate president Say Chhum and National Assembly president Heng Samrin.

He and Mr Hun Sen witnessed the signing of two agreements, an MoU on Tourism Cooperation and the Agreement on the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income.

A joint government statement released yesterday said both leaders expressed their satisfaction on growing ties of friendship and close cooperation between the two countries in multiple domains, including trade and investment, halal industry development, defence and security, tourism, agriculture, and education.

“They reaffirmed the importance of further strengthening and expanding cooperation and collaboration in bilateral, regional and multilateral frameworks for the benefit of the two peoples, hereby contributing to peace, stability and prosperity in the region as a whole,” the joint statement noted.

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