Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi was set to arrive in Japan on Monday to meet his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, receive an honorary degree, and deliver a speech on Asia's future.
Abdullah, who was to arrive late Monday in Tokyo, will meet with Abe on Tuesday after receiving an honorary doctorate from Meiji University, according to Sachiko Nakada, an official from the Malaysian Embassy in Tokyo.
Making his fifth visit to Japan since becoming prime minister in 2003, Abdullah will give a keynote address at the 13th Nikkei International Conference on the "Future of Asia" on Thursday.
His five-day visit is expected to take Malaysia's strong trade and investment ties with Japan to higher levels, the Malaysian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Sunday.
Japan was Malaysia's third-largest trading partner and biggest export market in 2006, with bilateral trade totaling 115.74 billion ringgit (US$32 billion; €24 billion), according to government data.
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