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Prime Minister Visits Indonesia, India and Malaysia

Thursday, August 23 to Saturday, August 25, 2007

Photograph of the Japan-Malaysia Summit Meeting Photograph of the signing ceremony for the Japan-Malaysia joint statement
Photograph of the audience with Their Majesties the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia Photograph of the Prime Minister holding a press conference on his tour to Indonesia, India and Malaysia

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Malaysia, the last country to visit during his tour.

On August 24, the day following his arrival at Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, Prime Minister Abe received a welcome at the Office of the Prime Minister and held a meeting with Dato' Seri Abdullah Haji Ahmad Badawi, the Prime Minister of Malaysia. At the meeting, the two leaders exchanged opinions on wide-ranging bilateral, regional and international issues. After the meeting, the leaders signed a joint statement, entitled "Everlasting Friendship and Far-reaching Partnership: Towards a Common Future." Following the signing of the joint statement, the Prime Minister attended a reception together with the representatives of the accompanying business mission, and enjoyed conversation with them.

In the afternoon, Prime Minister and Mrs. Abe had an audience with His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Wathiqu Billah Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah and Her Majesty the Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Nur Zahirah. Then Prime Minister Abe held a press conference to sum up the tour of three countries, before attending a dinner hosted by Prime Minister Abdullah.

On the following day of August 25, Prime Minister Abe attended a meeting with people who had formerly studied in Japan. Having completed his full itinerary, the Prime Minister left for Japan, arriving at Haneda Airport on the evening of the same day.

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