Flight MH370 disappeared on March 8 with 239 people on board while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and no trace has been found despite an extensive search in the southern Indian Ocean. Lai will meet with Australian Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss and Chinese Transport Minister Yang Chuantang, to discuss the upcoming search of the ocean floor.

He will also sign a memorandum of understanding with his Australian counterpart to ‘solidify the collaboration for the search for MH370’.

“To reiterate, the search for MH370 remains a top priority for the government of Malaysia and we will continue to commit the appropriate resources required for that effort,” Lai said in a statement.

Last week, Australian authorities confirmed an underwater search for flight MH370 would resume off Western Australian in September. Dutch company Fugro won a contract to conduct the underwater search, which will involve the use of two vessels towing submersible vehicles to scan the search area.
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