Obama says US and Malaysia developing strong ties

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Posted: Nov 20, 2015 7:22 AM
Obama says US and Malaysia developing strong ties

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. and Malaysia are developing a strong relationship around the issue of countering terrorism.

Obama is meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on the last leg of his 9-day trip to Malaysia, the Philippines and Turkey.

Obama says Malaysia is a majority Muslim country that represents tolerance and peace.

Najib says the two leaders have a similar position on combating violent extremism and that Southeast Asia is not immune from the threat. He says he wants to make Malaysia a center for countering the message of extremists. He says it's important to present a counter narrative to the terrorists.