President Aquino to Undertake State Visit to Malaysia
20 February 2014 - President Benigno S. Aquino III will undertake a State Visit
to Malaysia on 27-28 February 2014, upon the invitation of His Majesty The Seri
Paduka Baginda Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, the Head of State of Malaysia, and Malaysian
Dato' Sri Haji Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak.
The President and Prime Minister Najib are expected to discuss the upcoming signing
of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro. The government and the Moro Islamic
Liberation Front (MILF) signed the Annex on Normalization, the last of the four
annexes of the GPH-MILF Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro, on 25 January 2014.
Malaysia has facilitated the GPH-MILF peace talks since 2001, and has also hosted
the talks in Kuala Lumpur. They will also discuss matters of mutual concern between
the Philippines and Malaysia, including political, economic and defense cooperation.
The President will keynote a Business Opportunities Forum with members of the Malaysian
business community, where he is expected to highlight the Philippines’ positive
economic growth, and invite them to invest in the country, particularly in Mindanao.
He will also hold meetings with Malaysian businesses and corporations.