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Obama Arrives in Malaysia; 3rd Stop on Asian Tour

Updated: 04/26/2014 8:04 AM
Created: 04/26/2014 8:03 AM WDIO.com

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — President Barack Obama is in Malaysia for the third stop on a weeklong goodwill trip through Asia.

Obama's arrival Saturday afternoon in Kuala Lumpur makes him the first American president to travel to Malaysia in more than four decades.

During the two-day state visit, Obama will meet with Prime Minister Najib Razak, be honored at a state dinner at the National Palace and hold a town hall-style forum with young people.

Malaysia most recently attracted worldwide attention following the March 8 disappearance of a commercial airliner with 239 people on board. Officials were preparing to widen the search area in a remote part of the ocean as Obama was arriving in Malaysia.

Lyndon B. Johnson was the last American president to visit Malaysia. That visit was in October 1966.

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U.S. President Barack Obama stands with Malaysian King Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah, second from left, and Malaysian Queen Haminah Hamidun and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak at National Palace in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday.
AP Photo/Vincent Thian

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