Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop has embarked on a two-day official visit to Malaysia, beginning on February 16, according to local sources.

In its statement released on February 15, the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Malaysia said Bishop would hold a bilateral meeting with her Malaysian counterpart, Anifah Aman, to take stock of the progress of the bilateral cooperation between Malaysia and Australia .

The statement also said that on February 17, Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Erlan Bekeshovich Abdyldaev will make a one-day visit to Malaysia .

He will pay a courtesy call on Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and hold a bilateral meeting with Foreign Minister Anifah Aman.

This is Abdyldaev's first visit to Malaysia since assuming office in 2012.

The visit is expected to renew and strengthen the existing good bilateral relations between Malaysia and Kyrgyzstan , said the statement.-VNA