SAUDI ARABIA

  • Malaysia was the first Asia country to be visited by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques (February 2017)
  • Established the King Salman Centre for International Peace
  • 7 Memoranda of Understanding between the Malaysian and Saudi private sector worth RM9.75 billion
  • Agreement worth USD7 billion between Saudi Aramco and Petronas for RAPID project in Pengerang, Johor
  • Hajj quota for Malaysians increased from 22,230 (2013) to 30,200 (2017)
  • Saudi Arabia government will triple the amount of scholarships for Malaysians studying in Saudi Arabia beginning 2018