Thursday, December 8, 2011

(picture from Bernama)
HM Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin and President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov

His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (the Supreme Ruler) of Malaysia, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin consent to receive the arrival of President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov who on a three-day visit to Malaysia. The President was given an official welcome at Parliament Square, Kuala Lumpur who arrived at 9.30 am.

(picture from bernama)
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov inspecting the Guard-of-Honour.

The national anthem of both countries were then played by the Royal Malay Regiment's central band from the Sungai Besi camp led by Lt. Mohd Azizan Yahya. The President of Turkmenistan then inspected a Guard-of-Honour comprising four officers and 103 members of the 1st battalion Royal Malay Regiment, led by Major Ahmad Huzaimi Mohd Ali. A 21-gun salute was then fired. After that, Berdimuhamedov and his delegation were introduced to the Malaysian cabinets ministers and members of the foreign diplomatic corps present.

(picture from Bernama)
The State Banquet in Istana Melawati

This is the first time visit of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to Malaysia since becoming President on February 14, 2007. At night, His Majesty Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin hosted a State Banquet in honour of Berdimuhamedov held at Istana Melawati, Putrajaya.



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