Najib arrives in Rome to visit pope

Prime Minister Najib Razak arrived in Rome on Sunday for a working visit.

The aircraft carrying the Prime Minister and his wife Rosmah Mansor touched down at Ciampino Airport at about 6pm local time.

He was received by Ministers in the Prime Minister’s Department Koh Tsu Koon and Jamil Khir Baharom.

Najib is scheduled to meet Pope Benedict XVI and hold a meeting with Vatican secretary of state Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone at Castel Gandolfo here.

– Bernama