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World’s oldest and youngest leaders meet

Jan 22. 2019
Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir bin Mohamad (L) is greeted by Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz prior to a meeting in Vienna on January 21, 2019.//AFP
Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir bin Mohamad (L) is greeted by Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz prior to a meeting in Vienna on January 21, 2019.//AFP
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VIENNA: The meeting between Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has created history as a meeting between the oldest and youngest leaders in the world.

The Prime Minister, 93, is in Vienna after his last visit here in 1985. Kurz, 32, is the youngest national leader in the world, according to Malaysia's Bernama news agency

Dr Mahathir is on a three-day working visit here. He said that he welcomes more foreign direct investment from Austria apart from strengthening bilateral relationship from the European Union country.

“We know that the trade volume is not very big but substantial.

“So the investment can increase the volume trade between the two countries,” he said at a joint press conference with Kurz. Dr Mahathir said Austria is also involved with the Langkawi cable car project.

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