SAN FRANCISCO: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has arrived here to begin his working visit to the United States until Sept 29.
Najib, accompanied by his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, arrived on a special flight yesterday which departed from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 5.45pm on Saturday.
Najib is on a working visit here to attend the 3rd Global Science and Innovation Advisory Council (GSIAC) meeting that ends tomorrow.
He will also open the high-level Forum on Green Future and Green Energy, which will be participated by international and national council members who are global experts on science and innovation.
The GSIAC was initiated by the Prime Minister in 2010 as part of his efforts to transform Malaysia into a high-income economy through enhancing Malaysia’s capabilities in science and innovation.
The Prime Minister will also attend the 7th BIO-International Advisory Panel meeting and visit Silicon Valley, which includes a tour of the headquarters of Twitter and Google.
Among the highlights of his visit to Silicon Valley, his first since he became Prime Minister in 2009, are meetings with the senior management teams at Twitter and Google, tweeting from Twitter’s headquarters and chatting with Malaysian staff at Google.
Najib is accompanied by Cabinet members, including Communication and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek and Second Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh, and senior government officials here.
The Prime Minister will leave for New York tomorrow to lead Malaysia’s delegation to the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly from Wednesday to Sunday.
On Thursday, Najib is scheduled to deliver a statement at the High Level Meeting of the General Assembly on Nuclear Disarmament and on Saturday, Malaysia’s statement during the General Debate.
Also on Saturday, Najib is scheduled to deliver a keynote address at an Asia Society event and meet with key industry players from Asean countries and the United States during a luncheon with the US-Asean Business Council and the US Chamber of Commerce.
He will host a dinner for the Malaysian community in New York later that day.