PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo begins a two-day working visit to Malaysia today as part of a Southeast Asian trip that also includes Singapore and Indonesia.

He is scheduled to call on Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad tomorrow, Wisma Putra said in a statement.

“The visit will provide a great opportunity for both Malaysia and the United States of America to discuss a wide range of bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest, it said.

The United States established diplomatic ties with Malaysia in 1957 following the then Malaya’s independence from the United Kingdom.

Washington and Kuala Lumpur elevated the bilateral relationship to a Comprehensive Partnership in April 2014, and both sides now share a diverse and expanding partnership in trade, investment, security, environmental cooperation as well as educational and cultural relations.

Source: NAM News Network