King of Swaziland King Mswati III arrived here today to attend the inaugural International Conference on Blue Ocean Strategy to be held at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC), which will kick off tomorrow until Aug 18.

The King, accompanied by his wife Queen Inkhosikati Make Mbikiza, arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 5.40pm.

Upon arrival their majesties were given a red carpet welcome and walked passed a guard-of-honour mounted by the Royal Ranger Regiment.

The three-day conference themed "Transforming Nations Through Creativity and Innovation" will focus on creativity and innovation in the formulation and implementation of national policies and initiatives.

The conference, held in conjunction with the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) International Week, will feature keynote speeches and panel discussions by national leaders, eminent speakers and global experts from all around the world.

Earlier, Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland arrived at the KLIA here at 4.30pm.

She was greeted by the Malaysian Administration Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU) Deputy Director General Dr Suhazimah Dzazali.

Approximately, 3,000 global participants are expected to attend the conference, including national leaders from Commonwealth member countries, ASEAN nations and members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).