Najib hosts luncheon for Crown Prince Naruhito

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor hosted an official luncheon today in honour of Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito's official visit to Malaysia at Seri Perdana here.

Prince Naruhito, who is on a five-day official visit to Malaysia, was greeted by Najib upon arrival at the Prime Minister's official residence.

Also present at the luncheon were Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar and Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Razali Ibrahim, who is the Minister-in-Attendance.

During the lunch, the guests were entertained to performances by Permata Seni's children in choir and dance as well as music by local artistes.

The visit is Prince Naruhito's first to Malaysia since his investiture as the Crown Prince of Japan in 1991. The eldest son of Emperor Akihito arrived in Malaysia on Tuesday.

The Japanese crown prince's visit is the highlight of the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of Malaysia-Japan bilateral relations. — Bernama