Malaysia, Saudi Arabia to enhance fight against terror, transborder crimes


PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia and Saudi Arabia have agreed to strengthen bilateral ties especially in the areas of anti-terrorism efforts and transborder crimes.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the agreement was made during a meeting with Saudi Arabia Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, at Perdana Putra here, today.

In the meeting, both leaders discussed on various topics including security issues, transborder crimes and bilateral ties between both countries.

“We have discussed on several topics regarding mutual security interests. We have agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two countries, especially in the aspects of combating terrorism and transborder crimes.

“Malaysia really appreciates the existing cooperation with Saudi Arabia. In an effort to combat transborder crimes in the region, Malaysia always emphasise on the close bilateral relations with Western Asian countries,” he said in a statement.

Earlier, Zahid received courtesy call from Prince Abdulaziz, who is on a three-day working visit to Malaysia until tomorrow.

Malaysia and Saudi Arabia had signed Security Cooperation Agreement on April 18, 2011. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd