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Malaysia, Netherlands to work together in peacekeeping Bernama

Published: 18 April 2015

Malaysia and the Netherlands have agreed to cooperate in training and exchanging of expertise in peacekeeping operations, said Chief of Defence Forces General Tan Sri Zulkifeli Mohd Zin.

He said the decision was made at a closed-door meeting with his Netherlands counterpart General Tom Middendorp, during the latter's courtesy call on him, this morning.

"(Each country) will send one personnel each for a period of two to three months. We will do this as soon as possible and I will communicate with the staff in the Netherlands," he said after the meeting at Wisma Pertahanan.

Zulkifeli said, the one-hour meeting had also discussed the recovery and investigation of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

"Holland plays a major role in the investigation in the investigation and recovery of the aircraft and its passengers.

"(In the discussion) I expressed satisfaction with the efforts of the Netherlands and they too appreciated our country's contributions in the investigation," he said.

The Boeing 777-200 aircraft, which was believed to have been shot down, crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17 last year, as it was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur with 283 passengers and 15 crew on board.

Besides Malaysians, nationals from the Netherlands, Australia, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, the Philippines, Canada and New Zealand were on board.

In addition, Zulkifeli pointed out, that both countries had also shared on ways to strengthen the existing relationship.

Middendorp is on a two-day visit. Bernama, April 18, 2015

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