|Najib shaking hands with a dignitary after the announcement. The Lord Mayor of London Boris Johnson is seen in the background!|
|Najib, flanked by Musa Hitam, Mayor Boris Johnson and Lord Green, on the far right.|
For the first time in eight years, the 9th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) will he held in the West. This was announced by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, today at the Greater London Authority, City Hall impressive building.
Najib said London is a home to thousands of Malaysians, who come here in search of knowledge and opportunity; drawn to the peculiar mix of history, culture and creativity that gives this city life.
Najib said:" London has nurtured the minds of countless Malaysians, young and old, bringing richness and depth not just to their lives, but also to the British society.
"That is why I am so pleased that London is hosting the 9th World Islamic Economic Forum in October. It is a chance for Malaysia, by way of return, to bring a new perspective to London," he said.
At the announcement today, Najib was accompanied by the most illustrious mayor of London, Mayor Boris Johnson, the Minister of Trade and Investment Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint, and Tun Musa Hitam the chairman of WIEF Foundation. Read Star reports here!