TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will travel to Malaysia to attend the Kuala Lumpur Summit (KL Summit) 2019, due to open on Wednesday.

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Heading a high-ranking delegation, Rouhani plans to leave Tehran for the Malaysian capital later this week to participate in the KL Summit 2019 and hold talks with senior officials of the Southeast Asian country.

The summit will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from December 18 to 21.

Rouhani, Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Hamad Al Thani, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan are among the notable Islamic leaders expected to attend the KL summit, according to local reports.

In a video message posted on the official KL Summit 2019 Twitter account on Saturday, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said the conference will be a significant forum for Muslim leaders to discuss the current situation faced by Muslim community around the world.

“The Muslims are labelled as terrorists, and there is now a feeling of fear of Islam. It is quite obvious to everybody that the situation is getting worse. On the other hand, that oppression does not seem to worry anyone,” Mahathir said.

The Kuala Lumpur Summit is an international platform for Muslim leaders, intellectuals and scholars from around the world to discuss and exchange ideas about issues revolving in the Muslim world, according to its website.