King Faisal of Saudi Arabia arrived in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, June 7, on the start of a four-day official visit, the first leg of a four-nation tour to strengthen Islamic unity.
King Faisal of Saudi Arabia arrived in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, June 7, on the start of a four-day official visit, the first leg of a four-nation tour to strengthen Islamic unity. He was greeted at the airport by the Malaysian Head of State, the Timbalan Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
King Faisal received a 21-gun salute from the Third Malaysian Artillery as he stepped off the plane. He was given the royal salute and inspected the Guard of Honour mounted by the 5th Battalion of the Royal Malay Regiment.
The King was introduced to the deputy Prime Minister, Tun abdul Razak and other members of the Cabinet at the airport. Later that afternoon he called on the Timbalan Yang di-Pertuan Agong at Istana Negara, and later attended a banquet there held in his honour.
During his visit the King will visit the Muslim College in Petaling Jaya to open the Dewan Al-Matek Faisal which was partly financed with a personal contribution and is named after him.
He will also discuss the Middle East situation with Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, and the deputy Prime Minister.
King Faisal is accompanied by a 52-man entourage, including various ministers and aides. He is expected to leave Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday morning.