HONOLULU: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak arrived in Hawaii to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit.
Accompanied by his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, the Prime Minister arrived by a private aircraft at the Hickam Air Force Base located next to Pearl Harbour at 3.45 pm local time.
On hand to meet him were Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman and Malaysian Ambassador to the United States Datuk Seri Jamaludin Jarjis and their spouses.
Najib will also attend the first-ever leaders’ meeting of the nine-member Trans-Pacific Partnership on Saturday to be hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama.
The summit kicks off on Sunday with leaders to focus on efforts to enhance regional integration and economic growth and development.
Part of the Prime Minister’s itinerary which included a bilateral meeting with Mexican President Feliope Calderon scheduled for Saturday has been cancelled after the Mexican leader called off his trip to Hawaii following the death of Interior Minister Jose Francisco Blake Mora in a helicopter crash earlier Saturday.
Source : The Star