U.S. President Donald Trump (1st L) welcomes Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (2nd L) at the White House in Washington D.C., the United State, Sept. 12, 2017. (Xinhua/Guo Yina)
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Donald Trump met with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak here on Tuesday, welcoming more trade deals with and investment from the Southeast Asian country.
"We're talking about trade -- very large trade deals," Trump told reporters before meeting with Najib at the White House.
Najib said his country would purchase 25 Boeing 737 planes and eight 787 Dreamliners, with a "strong probability" of adding 25 more 737 jets in the near future.
"So within five years, the deal will be worth beyond 10 billion U.S. dollars," Najib added.
The Malaysian leader also pledged an additional investment of about 3-4 billion dollars from a major Malaysian pension fund to support infrastructure redevelopment in the United States.
Trump also praised Najib for his strong anti-terrorist stance in Malaysia.
Najib's visit came amid an alleged corruption scandal against him involving the state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) founded by Najib, which is facing money laundering probes in several countries including the United States.
Najib himself has denied all related accusations.