Malaysia

Najib to open Battersea project with UK’s Cameron in London

June 30, 2013

After concluding his working visit in Tanzania, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is scheduled to be in London to jointly-officiate the groundbreaking of the Battersea Power Station Project with his United Kingdom counterpart David Cameron, this Thursday.

The project is being developed by the Battersea Project Holding Company Ltd, a joint-venture company owned by a Malaysian consortium comprising SP Setia, Sime Darby and the Employees Provident Fund.

Wisma Putra, in a statement here today, said the Malaysian consortium had successfully bid for the project through an open tender last September, and the presence of the two premiers at the ceremony symbolises the close political and economic ties between both countries.

During his six-day working visit starting from July 1, Najib will also hold a bilateral meeting with Cameron prior to the groundbreaking ceremony, where the two leaders will exchange views on bilateral matters as well as regional and international issues of common interest. 

"The working visit is expected to further deepen the friendly and close ties between Malaysia and the UK, and it also serves as another example of the increased frequency of bilateral exchanges between the two countries over the past three years," the statement said.

While in London, Najib will also attend a media briefing on the 9th World Islamic Economic Forum to be held in London from Oct 29-31, the first such forum to be held in Europe and hosted by a non-Muslim country.

The Prime Minister is expected to deliver a short statement at the media briefing hosted by the forum secretariat and the London Mayor, with the aim of promoting the London forum.

He is also due to meet the Malaysian community and launch the IM4U Outreach Centre, the government’s ongoing effort to exchange views with Malaysians living overseas and reach out to the younger generation.

"The Prime Minister will be accompanied by his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman and government officials from the Prime Minister's Office and Foreign Ministry," the statement added. - Bernama, June 30, 2013.