KUALA LUMPUR, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- The upcoming visit by Saudi Arabia's king Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to Malaysia would increase trade and people to people ties between the two countries, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Friday.
King Salman will arrive in Malaysia for a state visit starting Sunday.
During the visit, the two countries will sign a number of new agreements and memorandums of understanding, including one involve two national oil giants, Saudi Aramco and Petronas, said Najib.
"These agreements will benefit our countries and our peoples, " he said.
Saudi Arabia is Malaysia's second largest trading partner in the Middle East. Trade between the two countries saw an increase of 19.8 percent in 2016 year-on-year to 13.12 billion ringgit (2.95 billion U.S. dollar), according to the figures provided by Malaysian government.