LIMA'17: PM receives courtesy calls from foreign delegates


LANGKAWI: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today received courtesy calls from several foreign delegates on the sidelines of the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA'17) exhibition here.

Among them were United Kingdom's Minister for Defence Procurement, Harriet Baldwin; Qatar's Defence Minister, Dr Khalid Mohamed Al Attiyah; Singapore's Second Minister of Transport, Ng Chee Meng; and Singapore's Second Minister for Defence, Ong Ye Kung.

Also present during the courtesy calls were Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein and Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah.

Najib then spent nearly two hours visiting the aerospace segment of the LIMA'17 at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC) here to see the trade exhibition on LIMA’17’s opening day today.

A total of 555 exhibitors from 36 countries are participating in LIMA'17, which is expected to attract over 180,000 trade and public visitors from all over the world.

Earlier today, Najib officially opened LIMA'17, which will be held until March 25 at MIEC for the aerospace segment and Resort World Langkawi for the maritime segment. -- BERNAMA