Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim will be in the Philippines for a two-day official visit from Wednesday to Thursday, March 1-2, the Presidential Communications Office and the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in separate statements Tuesday.
Anwar and President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. will meet on Wednesday at the Malacañan Palace to talk about issues of mutual concern including political, security, and economic cooperation.
According to both governments, the meeting will also allow the two leaders to exchange their views on regional and international issues.
Meanwhile, the Malaysian leader will deliver a public lecture titled “30 Years after Asian Renaissance: Strategic Takeaways for ASEAN” on Thursday at the University of the Philippines Diliman University Theater.
“The visit reflects the importance of good ties between Malaysia and the Philippines as close neighbors and partners in ASEAN,” the Malaysian foreign ministry said.
“It will provide an excellent opportunity for both sides to advance the partnership for progress, guided by shared interest, increased political and economic cooperation, and people-to-people exchanges,” it added.
Anwar is the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia and is the first Head of Government to visit the Philippines under Marcos Jr.’s administration.