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Malaysian PM To Arrive In India On Thursday

Modi and Najib will hold substantive talks on April 1 which are expected to cover a range of issues, particularly focusing on enhancing business ties

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mohd Najib Tun Razak will undertake a visit to India from Thursday, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi said will give further boost to the bilateral relations.

"I'll be travelling to India for a 5-day visit. A country that's been our friend since 1957. Looking forward to meeting PM @narendramodi again," Najib tweeted.

Responding to this, Modi tweeted, "India is delighted to welcome you, Prime Minister. Your visit will further boost India-Malaysia ties."

Najib will start his visit from Chennai and will reach Delhi on March 31.

Modi and Najib will hold substantive talks on April one which are expected to cover a range of issues, particularly focusing on enhancing business ties.

The Malaysian prime minister is also scheduled to visit Jaipur. This would be Najib's third visit to India since assuming office as the prime minister in 2009.

He will be accompanied by many cabinet ministers and senior officials.

"The visit underlines the strong bilateral relations which have been established for 60 years and will provide the opportunity for both Malaysia and India to exchange views on a range of bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest," according to a Malaysian government statement.

Issues that are expected to be discussed during the bilateral meeting 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.

Najib's programme in Chennai includes official reception hosted by the governor of Tamil Nadu, Vidyasagar Rao, and a meeting with the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Edappadi Palaniswami. The prime minister will also use this opportunity to have a dialogue session with the Malaysian community including the students.


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