Malaysian Prime Minister Mohd. Najib Bin Tun Abdul Razak called on President of India Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan today, April 1, 2017, as part of his state visit, reciprocating PM Narendra Modi visit to Malaysia in November 2015.
Welcoming PM Razak, the President said relations between India and Malaysia are centuries old and is best ever so far. The two countries have taken their strategic partnership forward, particularly after the state visits at a time when India and Malaysia are celebrating the 60th anniversary of India-Malaysia diplomatic relations.
Malaysia would like to achieve a target of US $15 billion bilateral trade by 2020 with India and as part of it, both countries signed seven MoUs in New Delhi. “Infra has been an area of fruitful partnership between us but we can do much more,” said PM Modi. “We are also converging efforts aimed at food security that are linked to well being of our farmers.”
Malaysian PM also referred to defence and strategic ties saying, “Defence and strategic partnership will be very important for us to fight global terrorism,militancy,extremism,that includes fight against IS.”
Both leaders focused on issues, including terrorism, bilateral as well as commercial agreements.