Malaysian PM on 5 day visit to India, projects worth $5 billion to be discussed
New Delhi: The bilateral ties between Malaysia and India are estimated to enhance further with the recent 5 day-state visit of Malaysian Prime minister Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak to India, being his third as a Prime Minister, to meet his Indian counterpart PM Narendra Modi.
Apparently, the two will discuss projects worth $5 billion including different sectors of infrastructure, defence corporation, air service arrangements, tourism and cultural relations.
Md. Najib who arrived at Chennai airport earlier today, posted on his blog “I had just arrived in India for 6-day working visit, where I am going to Chennai, New Delhi and Jaipur.” He also stated that along with his other objectives, his main focus will be to strengthen the bilateral relations between India and Malaysia.
"My visit to India could not have come at a more appropriate time. Our ties with India go way back. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Malaysia-India diplomatic relations, therefore marking the significance of the friendship between the two nations. Uniquely, India has contributed to the demographics of the Malaysia we see today. The Indian community makes up the third largest ethnic group in Malaysia and many Indian Malaysians still have family relations in India. We are quite literally connected to each other," he said in an entry on his blog www.najibrazak.com.
During the meet of the two PM, the issues which are likely to attain prime focus will include trade and investment, infrastructure projects, defence cooperation, air services arrangements, tourism and culture relations as well as issues of mutual concern on regional and international cooperation.
Jaideep Mazumdar, Joint Secretary (South) in the MEA, said business deals will be discussed during the visit. "In all, the projects that will be under the discussion during the entire visit could amount to $5 billion." he added.
Prime Minister Najib is visiting India between March 30-April 4 and is accompanied by his spouse Rosmah Mansour.