KUALA LUMPUR - The seven-day royal visit by Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall which ended yesterday, reflected the long-standing close and cordial ties between the United Kingdom (UK) and Malaysia.
Despite being a former British colony, Malaysia has maintained a good relationship with the UK in all aspects, sixty years after achieving independence in 1957, and both countries continue to maintain mutual respect for each other.
Bilateral relations between the two countries encompass a wide range of areas including trade, defence and security, education, digital economy, green technology, renewable energy, culture and tourism, benefiting the people as well as the business community of both countries.
Malaysia is United Kingdom's second largest export market in the ASEAN region and the UK is Malaysia's third trading partner in Europe, while in the field of education, there are currently more than 18,000 Malaysians studying in the UK.
The royal visit is part of a tour of Malaysia, Singapore and India from Oct 30 to Nov 9.
The visit is very special in the sense that it brought them to several states.Their Royal Highnesses kicked off