British Army chief General Sir Richard Dannatt will visit Malaysia from Feb 28 to March 3 at the invitation of his Malaysian counterpart, Jen Datuk Muhammad Ismail Jamaluddin.

The British High Commission here said in a statement that during the visit, Sir Richard would call on Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and meet chief of Defence Forces Jen Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Zainal.

He will also be accorded the honour to take the salute at the Malaysian Army Day parade on Thursday.

Sir Richard will also discuss arrangements for the British army veterans’ visit to Malaysia this year, particularly during the 50th Merdeka celebrations in August.