NAY PYI TAW, Nov 14 – Japan expressed a desire to participate in international bidding process speed train project between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Japan’s intention was conveyed to the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak by his counterpart, Shinzo Abe at the bilateral meeting between the two leaders on the sidelines of the 25th Asean Summit here today.
In 2013, Singapore and Malaysia agreed to build railroads continue in 2020 which will reduce travel time between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur to 90 minutes. Speaking to Malaysian journalists last night, Najib said Abe also invited him to visit the country of the Rising Sun next year. Among the agenda of the meeting is to enhance bilateral relations to a more strategic level in various fields.
Najib said the discussed are enhancing cooperation in maritime enforcement aspects including capacity building, property and construction of training facilities. “I was informed that Malaysia can use Japanese expertise to address the issue of low level security threat in the east coast of Sabah,” he said. The Prime Minister also said that Japan is eager to help the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency.
In addition, during the meeting, he expressed his gratitude for Japan’s support in the election of non-permanent seat Malaysia United Nations Security Council (UN) for 2015-2016. Najib also said Malaysia would support Japan’s candidacy as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the term 2016-2017.