Selangor, Malaysia — Prince Charles has begun his first visit to Malaysia by touring a museum of Islamic art and meeting with students from Commonwealth nations.

In a speech Friday at the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, the Prince of Wales said he has “always been fascinated by Malaysia’s rich cultural and racial diversity which . is something to be both cherished and celebrated.”

Charles also visited the University of Nottingham Malaysia campus in Selangor, where he officiated at a Commonwealth Youth Summit and met with students from across the region.

He and his wife, Camilla, are to meet Prime Minister Najib Razak before attending a gala dinner to celebrate 60 years of diplomatic relations between Malaysia and the United Kingdom.

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