NAY PYI TAW, Nov 13 (Bernama) — Japan has expressed interest in bidding for the tender of the high speed international rail link between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his country’s interest on the bidding to the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak during a bilateral meeting between the two leaders, on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit and related summits, here today.
Speaking to Malaysian reporters later, Najib said Abe had also invited him to visit Japan, next year.
Among agendas discussed during their meeting was to strengthen the existing two-way relationship in various sectors on a more strategic platform.
Najib said discussions also touched on strengthening the maritime enforcement, including capacity building, assets and building facilities for training.
“I have expressed Malaysia’s interest in capitalising on Japan’s expertise to combat the low level security threats in the East Coast of Sabah,” said Najib adding that Japan was interested in assisting Malaysia’s Maritime Enforcement Agency.
Najib said he had also expressed his appreciation to Japan for supporting Malaysia’s candidacy for a UN Security Council seat (2015-2016 term).
The Malaysian Prime Minister said Malaysia would support Japan’s candidacy for the post in the 2016-2017 term.