CANBERRA - Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has arrived in Australia tonight for a three-day working visit.
The executive jet carrying Zahid touched down at the Defence Establishment Fairbairn Airbase in Canberra at 12 midnight (Malaysian time 9.30pm).
The Deputy Prime Minister was accompanied by Deputy Home Minister Datuk Masir Kujat and greeted on arrival by Malaysian High Commissioner to Australia Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad and Malaysian High Commission staff.
The visit was upon the invitation of Australia’s Immigration and Border Protection Minister Peter Dutton.
Zahid, who is also Home Minister, is expected to pay a courtesy call to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the Parliament House here tomorrow.
He will also be meeting Australia’s Minister for Justice, Michael Keenan.
The working visit by Zahid to Australia will focus on further strengthening bilateral relations on matters related to security, counter-terrorism and transnational crimes where he will also exchange views with Aussie leaders on regional and international issues of mutual interest.
On Tuesday, Zahid will fly to Sydney, where he will meet the Governor of New South