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|Summary:||Australian PM meets business leaders during visit, comments on plane tragedies|
|Date:||09/06/2014 12:12 PM|
|People:||Tony Abbott , Najib Razak|
The Malaysian Australian Business council and the Australian High Commission organised a reception on Sunday for visiting Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
Abbot said Australian businesses must venture out in order to gain opportunities abroad, including in Malaysia.
He also said the way Australia and Malaysia "have worked so well together" in addressing the twin tragedies of flights MH370 and MH17 has strengthen the relationship between the two countries.
The ongoing search efforts for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 were high on the agenda during Abbott's visit.
Malaysia aims to send a search team to the crash site in Ukraine of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 before winter sets in to gather physical evidence to prove that it was shot down, Prime Minister Najib Razak has said.
The plane plunged from the sky on July 17, killing all on board, while flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur over an area of eastern Ukraine controlled by pro-Russia separatists.
Searches of the crash site were halted on August 6 due to concerns that fighting in the immediate area was a threat.
1. Tracking Prime Minister Abbott arriving at reception
2. Wide reception guest
2. Wide Prime Minister Abbott going on stage
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Tony Abbott, Australian Prime Minister
"We want our business to be going out to the world, because wherever there is a dollar to be made, wherever there is an innovation to be put into place, I want Australia to be there."
4. Mid of podium
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Tony Abbott, Australian Prime Minister
"The twin tragedies, or the tragedy of MH370 and the atrocity of MH17, but the way our two countries have worked so well together in addressing these issues reflects the underlying strengths of our relationship, which has been getting better and better over the last five or six decades "
6. Mid of Abbott talking to participants
7. Abbott talking to participant
8. Wide of the event hall
9. Mid of Abbott posing for photo opportunity with participants