Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived in Malaysia after wrapping up his visit to Indonesia where he held talks with President Joko Widodo to cement the political, economic and strategic interest of the two friendly maritime neighbours.
During his brief stopover in Kuala Lumpur on his way to Singapore, Modi will meet his newly-elected Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohammad. Ninety-two-year-old Mahathir was sworn in as Malaysia's prime minister on 10 May after leading the opposition alliance to a stunning election victory over the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition, which had ruled Malaysia since 1957.
Modi and Mahathir are expected to deliberate on ways to deepen bilateral relationship in a range of areas, including trade and investment.
Later the day, PM Modi will leave for Singapore. In Singapore, the Prime Minister will make a trip to the India-Singapore Enterprise and Innovation Exhibitions at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre where he will also address a business and community event.
Earlier on Wednesday, during his first-ever official visit to Indonesia, Modi held "productive discussions" with President Widodo. The two countries elevated their bilateral ties to Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and condemned terrorism in all its forms, including cross-border terror. India and Indonesia also signed 15 agreements, including one to boost defence cooperation and called for freedom of navigation in the strategic Indo-Pacific region.