India-Malaysia sign 7 MoUs; Narendra Modi, Najib Razak vow cooperation against terrorism

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New Delhi | Updated: April 1, 2017 8:08:57 PM

The two leaders discussed the entire gamut of bilateral relations.

narendra modi, najib razak, india, malaysia, malaysia india najeeb razak, najeeb razak indian malaysia ties, malaysia india najeeb razakThe two leaders discussed the entire gamut of bilateral relations. (PTI)

India on Sunday signed seven MoUs with Malaysia as Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his counterpart Najib Razak in New Delhi. Welcoming Razak, PM Modi said that his contributions have been instrumental in stregnthening the ties between two nations. “Great pleasure to welcome Malaysian PM.Your contributions have been instrumental in forging wide ranging strategic partnership with India,” PM Modi said.

“We have built a thriving economic partnership. Infra has been an area of fruitful partnership between us but we can do much more,” PM Modi added. Speaking on the joint efforts of the two country’s for farmers’ well-being, Modi said: “We (India-Malaysia) are also converging efforts aimed at food security that are linked to well being of our farmers.”

Modi also lauded counter-terrorism efforts taken up by Malaysian Government, he said: “I deeply appreciate our continuous cooperation with Malaysian Govt in our joint anti-terrorism efforts.”

“Your own leadership in countering radicalization and terrorism is an inspiration for the entire region,” Modi added. “We live in a time and in a region where both conventional and non-conventional security threats are constantly on the rise,” Modi said stressing upon the need for cooperation in tackling terrorism. “We agreed that these challenges threaten stability, eco prosperity & require us and other countries of region to work together,” he told media

On the other hand, Malaysian PM Najib Razak, displayed his gratitude and admiration for the leadership of PM Modi
Malaysian PM also sterresed upon Defence and strategic ties. “Defence&strategic partnership will be very imp for us to fight global terrorism,militancy,extremism,that includes fight against IS,” PM Razak said.

Earlier, Prime Minister Razak later paid tribute at Rajghat, memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. national capital. The two leaders discussed the entire gamut of bilateral relations. Various issues, including terrorism, are expected to come up during the talks. A number of bilateral as well as commercial agreements are also likely to be signed. Prime Minister Razak’s high-level delegation consists of several cabinet ministers and senior officials. He will also be accompanied by a large business delegation consisting of many of the top companies and businessmen of Malaysia.

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