Prince Naruhito ends five-day official visit to M'sia


SEPANG: Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito concluded his five-day official visit to Malaysia today.

He was seen off at the Bunga Raya Complex of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) by Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Datuk Joseph Entulu Belaun, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Datuk Razali Ibrahim (who was the Minister-in-Attendance), and Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican.

During his visit, the Crown Prince had an audience with Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V, and attended an official dinner hosted by the King at Istana Negara.

Prince Naruhito also visited the PERMATApintar National Gifted Centre of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Malaya, the National Museum, the Smart Tunnel and the Japanese School Kuala Lumpur.

The Crown Prince was the guest-of-honour at an official luncheon hosted by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak at Seri Perdana on Saturday.

Prince Naruhito also met the Japanese community in Malaysia at the official residence of the Japanese Ambassador to Malaysia, Dr Makio Miyagawa.

The visit was Prince Naruhito's first to Malaysia since his investiture as the Crown Prince of Japan in 1991. His trip coincided with the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of Malaysia-Japan bilateral relations. -- Bernama