CANBERRA, Australia - The Malaysian delegation led by Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai has begun bilateral talks with the Chinese delegation on the ongoing search for flight MH370 here.
Liow, who is the Transport Minister, heads the Malaysian delegation in Australia comprising deputy ministers and top officials including Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin, deputy Defence Minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri, deputy Communication and Multimedia deputy minister Datuk Jailani Johari and Department of Civil Aviation director-general Datuk Azharuddin Abdul Rahman.
It is learnt that the closed-door meeting on Wednesday will touch on several issues pertaining to the search, including asset deployment, the technical aspect of the search and the victim's next of kin.
With the aim of reaffirming the commitments for the unprecedented search, the bilateral talks with China is regarded as a follow-up meeting after Liow's visit to China in July.
Liow is currently on a working visit in Australia, which will culminate with a Tripartite meeting with Australian Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss and China's Transport Ministry Vice Minister HE Jianzhong at Australia's Parliament House Thursday.