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Malaysian Prime Minister to Visit Netherlands, Discuss Access to MH17 Crash Site

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is going to visit the Netherlands to discuss with his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte the issue of providing secure access to the Boeing 777 crash site, Reuters reported.

MOSCOW, July 26 (RIA Novosti) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is going to visit the Netherlands to discuss with his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte the issue of providing secure access to the Boeing 777 crash site, Reuters reported.

In his official statement, the Malaysian Prime Minister noted the importance of a full investigation into the tragedy, stressing that a group of 30 international experts needs to work at the crash site to achieve that.

"My priority now is to ensure the third part of the deal is honored, and that international investigators are given full and secure access to the site. This will require the cooperation of those in control of the crash site and the Ukrainian armed forces," the Malaysian prime minister said in his statement.

Razak added that the Donetsk militias have already fulfilled such conditions of the agreement with Malaysia as the issuance of the passengers’ bodies and the transfer of the black boxes.

On Wednesday, it was reported that Razak personally held talks with Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed People's Republic of Donetsk Alexander Boroday. During the negotiations the parties discussed, in particular the transport of dead bodies and providing international observers with access to the MH 17 crash site. Razak noted the readiness of the DNR leadership to cooperate and called on all parties to continue to work together. Malaysian state news agency Bernama called the outcome of the negotiations a triumph for Malaysia.

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17 killing all 298 people on board.

Kiev authorities accuse independence supporters of downing the plane whereas local militia leaders insist they do not have the necessary technology to shoot down a target flying at an altitude of 32,000 feet.

On Monday, the UN Security Council condemned the downing of the passenger plane and unanimously voted in support of a thorough and independent international investigation of the incident.

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