Johnson meeting Malaysian premier

Published: Monday 1st December 2014 by The News Editor

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Boris Johnson is to meet the prime minister of Malaysia and the mayor of Kuala Lumpur today as he reaches the third country of a high-profile regional tour.

The London mayor will continue his work alongside a UK Trade and Industry trade mission tasked with boosting trade and investment between the UK and the Far East.

The senior Conservative has already met politicians, including Indonesian president Joko Widodo, and a raft of business leaders in three days spent in Singapore and Jakarta, Indonesia.

Mr Johnson, running for a return to Parliament in May, has been repeatedly mobbed by members of the public on his trip, which will continue for the next two days.

Ahead of events in Malaysia, Mr Johnson said: “This fast-developing nation is teaming with new and exciting trade and investment opportunities. From great new feats of transport engineering to cutting-edge design and architectural projects, I urge more British companies to get involved.”

As well as senior politicians, Mr Johnson’s engagements will involve the unveiling of the architect of the planned Malaysia Square at Battersea. The square will be the “public realm centrepiece” of the major regeneration project under way at the Thames landmark.

The announcement will be made with prime minister Mohammad Najib Abdul Razak.

He is also due to meet Tony Fernandes, owner of Queen Park Rangers and Caterham Cars, at Epsom College’s Kuala Lumpur campus.

Published: Monday 1st December 2014 by The News Editor

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