Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will not be going for a working visit to the United States from Sept 25 to Oct 1.
Najib was scheduled to deliver his maiden speech at the UN General Assembly on Saturday.
A statement from the Deputy Prime Minister’s office said the cancellation of the trip was approved by the Prime Minister.
The statement added that among the reasons for the cancellation was the current global economical situation which would demand the full attention of Najib at home to ensure that the national economy was on a solid footing.
“Najib only took over as Finance Minister on Sept 17 and will need more time to be briefed on economic developments in the country by various departments and agencies under the Finance Ministry,” it said.
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