In pictures: Malaysia welcomes Saudi Arabia's King Salman

Ruler starts month-long Asian tour to build ties with the world's fastest growing importers of Saudi oil
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Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz inspects a ceremonial guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony at the Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur on February 26, 2017. (MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Malaysia welcomes Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Sunday for the start of a rare, month-long Asian tour, where the monarch will build ties and seek to draw more investments to the oil-rich Gulf nation. (MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)
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The visit is the first by a Saudi king to Malaysia in more than a decade, as the Arab nation courts Asian investors for the sale of a five percent stake in state firm Aramco in 2018, expected to be the world's biggest IPO. (MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Saudi leader was greeted in parliament with a 21-gun salute, local media reported. (MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)
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King Salman also plans to visit Indonesia, Brunei, Japan, China, the Maldives and Jordan "to meet with the leaders of those countries to discuss bilateral relations and regional and international issues of common concern," a royal court statement carried on Saudi Arabia's state media SPA reported. (MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Government sources with knowledge of the visit said a 600-strong delegation will accompany the king on his four-day visit to Malaysia, where cooperation on energy developments will be on the agenda. (MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)
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The last time a Saudi king visited Malaysia was in 2006, when King Abdullah, King Salman's half-brother and predecessor, flew in with a 300-member delegation. (MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)
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After Malaysia, the King is expected to travel to Jakarta and Bali in Indonesia from March 1-9 with an even larger entourage of 1,500 people, followed by a trip to Japan from March 12 to 14, officials in those countries said. (MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)
Mon 27 Feb 2017 12:39 PM GST
By Staff writer