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1 Nov, 2017  |
Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia, making the announcement of Visit Malaysia Year 2020 during his Budget 2018 speech in Malaysian parliament in Kuala Lumpur recently
: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced recently that the country will observe the year 2020 as Visit Malaysia Year.
In making the announcement during his Budget 2018 speech, Najib said Malaysia is expected to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Coopera-tion, the World Congress on Information Technology and Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting that year.
VMY was first launched in 1990, and was subsequently held in 1994, 2007 and 2014.
VMY 2020 will be Malaysia's fifth edition.
This comes as Najib said the World Tourism Organisation had reported that last year, Malaysia was the world's 12th most visited country.
Najib said Putrajaya expected that 28 million tourists will visit Malaysia next year.