Agong leaves for a five-day visit to Abu Dhabi

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KUALA LUMPUR- Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah left for a special five-day visit today to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Negara Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin, comptroller of the Royal Household of Istana, said that the special visit was made at the invitation of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed Zayed Al Nahyan.

In a statement released today by Istana Negara, “The main agenda of this special visit includes discussions between Al-Sultan Abdullah and Sheikh Mohamed Zayed and the top leadership of the UAE government on their intention to donate 500,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine to Malaysia for the third stage of the country’s clinical test,” he said.

Ahmad Fadil said Al-Sultan Abdullah will also address efforts to improve and strengthen bilateral relations and cooperation between Malaysia and the UAE in various sectors.

The King is also scheduled to attend a meeting-and-greeting program with the Malaysian diaspora in the UAE during the special tour, and to visit the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and the Covid-19 Vaccination Centre in Abu Dhabi.

Ahmad Fadil said the King’s special visit is also subject to the SOP set by both the Malaysian and UAE governments in order to ensure protection and comply with the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to curb the spread of Covid-19.

“In accordance with the SOP, four days (96 hours) prior to their departure for Abu Dhabi, Al-Sultan Abdullah and all members of the Royal Delegation have already taken their Covid-19 test, and will take another test upon arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport,” he said.

Before departing from Abu Dhabi and upon arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport’s Bunga Raya Complex, Al-Sultan Abdullah and his delegation will also undergo Covid-19 screenings.

Upon return, His Majesty will as requested by the Ministry of Health, undergo a 10-day self-quarantine at Istana Negara, while the other members of the delegation will be at the locations stipulated by the Ministry.

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