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.
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.
I thank President Joko Widodo and the wonderful people of Indonesia for the exceptional hospitality. This visit has added great strength to bilateral relations between our nations. @jokowi pic.twitter.com/J3d3vHss1o— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 31, 2018
Modi began his five-day three-nation tour on Tuesday. He will visit Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia through which he aims to boost the Act East Policy and strengthen ties with the ASEAN countries.
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PM Narendra Modi meets members of the Indian community outside Fullerton Hotel in Singapore pic.twitter.com/qeq0Bn1mhw— ANI (@ANI) May 31, 2018
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi emplanes for Singapore from Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur. pic.twitter.com/HVGNKPLjx0— ANI (@ANI) May 31, 2018
India has been intensely engaged as a part of PM's Act East policy in the region. There is great deal of anticipation&expectation in Singapore, in the region&around the world on what PM's vision is about Indo-pacific region: Jawed Ashraf, India's High Commissioner to Singapore pic.twitter.com/sMmoZC5DAQ— ANI (@ANI) May 31, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur. He will meet Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad today. pic.twitter.com/zsvds1Z6Wc— ANI (@ANI) May 31, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi emplaned for Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur, the second leg of his three-nation tour to South-East Asia at the Jakarta Airport.— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) May 31, 2018
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur from Jakarta in Indonesia. pic.twitter.com/9hZRSzTuZz— ANI (@ANI) May 31, 2018