Wednesday, July 2, 2008


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (July 2,2008) – During the last day of his official visit to Malaysia, the Bosnian President Dr Haris Silajdžić visited the Museum of Islamic Arts in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur today.

His host was Tansri Said Mukta Al Bukhari, a benefactor of the museum and a great art lover. He is the Al Bukhari Foundation President, which provided scholarship for the Bosnian students in Malaysia.

In the Museum of Islamic Arts, there is a permanent exhibition of various historical periods and from numerous countries.

After that, President Silajdžić visited the Petronas Twin Tower, the largest twin towers in the world. Their host was Datuk Nasarudin Md. Idris, the Vice-President of the Petronas Corporation.

The Petronas Towers have 93 floors, 86 of them are being used as headquarters of numerous companies, business spaces, shopping centers and the headquarters of the Petronas petrochemical company, after which the towers were named and which invested in their construction. On the 42nd floor, there is a bridge that connects the two towers. Setups of the Petronas towers and of the city of Kuala Lumpur are on the 88th floor, as well as numerous photographs depicting the course of the construction and the formal opening ceremony in 1996.

One tower was built by the Japanese companies and the other one by the Korean companies.Both towers were designed by an Argentinean architect. The Petronas Towers are tourist attraction and people from all over the world come to see the biggest “twin towers” in the world.

At the end of the official visit to Malaysia, a farewell meeting with the Malaysian King Yang Di Pertuan Agong was arranged for the Bosnian President Dr Haris Silajdžić in his residence Istan Negar.

After the meeting in the residence, the Malaysian King Yang Di Pertuan Agong, President Silajdžić greeted the honorary unit of the King’s Guard at the farewell meeting and anthems of Bosnia and Malaysia were played afterwards, which completed his official visit to Malaysia.

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