PM Imran Khan finds a new fan in Malaysian first lady

Published November 22, 2018
(L-R) Malaysian First Lady Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali, Prime Minister Imran Khan and his Malaysia counterpart Mahathir Mohamad pose for a photo.
(L-R) Malaysian First Lady Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali, Prime Minister Imran Khan and his Malaysia counterpart Mahathir Mohamad pose for a photo.

As Prime Minister Imran Khan wrapped up his two-day official visit to Malaysia on Wednesday, it became evident that the former World Cup-winning captain has fans all around the globe.

A video clip from a photo op during the premier's visit shows the Malaysian first lady, Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali, turning to Khan and asking: "Prime minister, can I hold your hand?"

"Sure," Prime Minister Khan replies with a smile, prompting laughter from those in the audience, and from his counterpart Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

As Khan holds her hand, nonagenarian Siti Hasmah is seen gleefully posing for the photo.

As the premier's visit came to an end, the Malaysian prime minister saw him off at the airport, following which Khan departed for Pakistan.

Prime Minister Khan is the first head of government to visit Malaysia since Mahathir Mohamad became prime minister for a second time earlier this year.

According to PTI's official Twitter account, Khan during the visit held a bilateral meeting with his Malaysian counterpart during which "both leaders held fruitful & in-depth discussions, which took place in a warm & cordial atmosphere".

Mohamad earlier thanked Prime Minister Khan for visiting Malaysia and expressed optimism regarding increased bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the future.

"I am confident that your visit will spur greater cooperation and exchanges between our two countries and peoples, and our two regions," he wrote, addressing Khan.

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