PM Modi had made a brief stopover in Malaysia to personally extend his best wishes and congratulations to Dr Mahathir
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today.
PM Modi had made a brief stopover in Malaysia to personally extend his best wishes and congratulations to Dr Mahathir on Pakatan Harapan's victory in the recent General Election and Dr Mahathir's appointment as the prime minister.
This is the first meeting between the two leaders.
Wisma Putra said in a statement on Tuesday that the meeting between the leaders of the two countries underlined the fundamental strength of the millennia-old relations between Malaysia and India.
It said the visit also demonstrated the strong commitment of the two countries to further strengthen the strategic partnership.
Malaysia and India enjoy close relations through cultural and historical links, as well as in key areas such as infrastructure development, education, tourism and defence.
India is also Malaysia's largest trading partner in South Asia, with total trade amounting to RM 61.43 billion in 2017.