Mugabe holds talks with Malayisian PM Razak

2016-10-08 11:00
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. (File: AP)

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. (File: AP)

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Harare – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly met and held talks with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in Malaysia.

Reports on Friday indicated that Mugabe, 92, was on a one-day surprise visit to the Southeast Asian country.

Malaysia's foreign ministry said it was the nonagenarian’s first working visit to Malaysia since 2000, although he had previously visited Malaysia and Singapore for medical procedures

Mugabe’s health has been increasingly under the spotlight in recent years.

The veteran leader has, however, denied reports of ill health and vowed to stand for reelection in 2018.

According to state-owned Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) Mugabe held bilateral talks with Razak in Putrajaya on Friday.

The two leaders discussed issues relating to bilateral co-operation between the two countries.

"As developing countries, the two share similar views on the reform of the United Nations and the need for fair trade on the global arena," the report said.

New Zimbabwe reported on Saturday that Mugabe was accompanied by his wife Grace, Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa and Transport Minister Joram Gumbo, among other officials. 

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