What did Mugabe do in Malaysia?

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mugabe_razakZimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe on a surprise visit to Malaysia has reportedly met and held talks with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in Putrajaya on October 7.

It is understood that 92-year old Mugabe was en route to a health check to Singapore when he stopped over in Malaysia. It was his first working visit to the country since 2000, although he had previously visited Malaysia and Singapore for medical procedures.

In Singapore, he usually receives medical treatment for cancer and cataracts at Gleneagles Hospital.

Mugabe’s health has been increasingly under the spotlight in recent years, but he world’s oldest and one of the longest serving head of state denied reports of ill health and vowed to stand for reelection in 2018.

According to state-owned Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation, Mugabe held talks with Razak in Putrajaya on bilateral co-operation between the two countries.

“As developing countries, the two share similar views on the reform of the United Nations and the need for fair trade on the global arena,” the report said. There were, however, no public events or local media access during Mugabe’s visit, so the topics of the talks remain unknown.

New Zimbabwe reported that Mugabe was accompanied by his wife Grace, Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa and Transport Minister Joram Gumbo, among other officials.

Malaysia and Zimbabwe look back at decade-long ties. Mugabe and former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, who stepped down in 2003, shared a close relationship and a preference for anti-Western rhetoric in support of the developing world.

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Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe on a surprise visit to Malaysia has reportedly met and held talks with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in Putrajaya on October 7.

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mugabe_razakZimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe on a surprise visit to Malaysia has reportedly met and held talks with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in Putrajaya on October 7.

It is understood that 92-year old Mugabe was en route to a health check to Singapore when he stopped over in Malaysia. It was his first working visit to the country since 2000, although he had previously visited Malaysia and Singapore for medical procedures.

In Singapore, he usually receives medical treatment for cancer and cataracts at Gleneagles Hospital.

Mugabe’s health has been increasingly under the spotlight in recent years, but he world’s oldest and one of the longest serving head of state denied reports of ill health and vowed to stand for reelection in 2018.

According to state-owned Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation, Mugabe held talks with Razak in Putrajaya on bilateral co-operation between the two countries.

“As developing countries, the two share similar views on the reform of the United Nations and the need for fair trade on the global arena,” the report said. There were, however, no public events or local media access during Mugabe’s visit, so the topics of the talks remain unknown.

New Zimbabwe reported that Mugabe was accompanied by his wife Grace, Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa and Transport Minister Joram Gumbo, among other officials.

Malaysia and Zimbabwe look back at decade-long ties. Mugabe and former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, who stepped down in 2003, shared a close relationship and a preference for anti-Western rhetoric in support of the developing world.

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