During the two-day visit, PMAbe is scheduled to hold talks with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib TunRazak on bilateral, regional and international issues.
The two leaders are also expected to discuss the expansion of economicties based on the priorities of the two countries.
This is the second visit to Malaysia by PM Abe, aiming atstrengthening bilateral ties and stepping up cooperation towardsenabling Malaysia achieve its vision of becoming a high-income nation by2020.
His first visit to Malaysia was inAugust 2007 in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of bilateralrelations between the two countries.
Japan isone of Malaysia’s major trading partners in the East Asian region,second after China , with two-way trade reaching 47 billion USD in2012.
In terms of investment, Japan was thebiggest foreign investor in the 1980-2012 period, with total investmenttouching 22 billion USD that created more than 300,000 jobs.-VNA