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Modi, Malaysian PM hold talks; seven pacts signed
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his visiting Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak on Saturday reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations during their meeting at the Hyderabad House here after which the two countries signed seven agreements.
Earlier, Razak called on President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari here. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also called on him.
The visiting dignitary was given ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan and paid tribute to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in the morning.
The Malaysian Prime Minister had arrived on a six-day India visit from March 30 and his first destination was Chennai.
Razak is accompanied by his spouse Rosmah Mansour. This is his third visit to India as Prime Minister, the last one being in 2012. His visit follows the highly successful visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Malaysia in November 2015.
He is heading a large business delegation consisting of many of the top companies and businessmen in Malaysia.
He arrived in the national capital from Chennai on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India and Malaysia have built thriving economic partnership in the last 60 years and expressed hope that the two countries can do much more in areas like infrastructure.
Prime Minister Modi said that Razak’s visit to India has come at a time when both countries are celebrating 60 years of their diplomatic relations. (Agencies)