Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob, who is on a four-day official visit to Turkiye, will hold a meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara today.
They are expected to exchange views on strengthening bilateral ties and current regional and international developments, particularly food security, when they meet at the Presidential Palace.
This will be followed by a delegation meeting between Malaysia and Turkiye.
The prime minister will be accompanied by Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah, International Trade and Industry Minister Mohamad Azmin Ali, Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Dr Adham Baba, Special Functions Minister Abdul Latiff Ahmad and Malaysia’s ambassador to Turkiye, Sazali Mustafa Kamal.
Ismail and Erdogan are also scheduled to witness the signing of seven memoranda of understanding before holding a joint press conference.
The Turkish president will then host lunch for the Malaysian delegation.
The prime minister arrived in Turkiye on Tuesday where he visited Malaysia Airport-owned Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport in Istanbul and met with representatives from nine Turkish government-linked companies and private firms.
Ismail also witnessed the exchange of a memorandum of understanding between Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and two Turkish universities – Karadeniz Technical University and Karabuk University – as well as a document of understanding between Boustead Holdings Berhad and Great East Capital.
On Wednesday, he visited two of Turkiye’s major players in defence and aerospace – MKE Corporation and Turkish Aerospace Industries – as Malaysia is seeking to enhance technology cooperation with the republic.
The prime minister is scheduled to return to Malaysia on Friday.