Malaysia welcomed Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Sunday for the start of a rare, month-long Asian tour, where the monarch will build ties and seek to draw more investments to the Gulf nation.

The visit is the first by a Saudi king to Malaysia in more than a decade.

Malaysian state television on Sunday showedKing Salman also plans to visit Indonesia, Brunei, Japan, China, the Maldives and Jordan “to meet with the leaders of those countries to discuss bilateral relations and regional and international issues of common concern,” a royal court statement carried on Saudi Arabia’s state media SPA reported.

Government sources with knowledge of the visit said a 600-strong delegation will accompany the king on his four-day visit to Malaysia, where cooperation on energy developments will be on the agenda. live footage of the king descending from his plane. He was received by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and later at a ceremony at Malaysia’s parliament grounds, the leader was greeted in parliament with a 21-gun salute, local media reported… see more