PM Narendra Modi calls for stronger defence cooperation between India and Malaysia

PIB| 23 Nov 2015
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for stronger defence cooperation between India and Malaysia. The defence cooperation, as the PM said would include advancing maritime security and strengthening disaster response in the region.

The PM called for this in a joint press statement with his Malaysian counterpart Dato Seri Abdul Razak Mohd Najib Bin Tun on Nov.23 in Kuala Lumpur after both the leader had bilateral talks.

The Prime Minister had an interaction with leaders of Corporate Malaysia, for strengthening economic ties. The Prime Minister said that India is the fastest growing economy in the world today, and with a stable polity, offers ample scope for investment. The Prime Minister said that Malaysian CEOs have experience and expertise in areas where India has a requirement, and therefore, it is a perfect match. Malaysian CEOs expressed interest in several sectors of the Indian economy, including food processing, oil and gas, and aviation.

The two leaders jointly inaugurated the “Torana Gate” at Little India in Kuala Lumpur. This gate takes inspiration from the Torana Gate at the Sanchi Stupa. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that his visit to Malaysia has been marked by a number of historic events, and the joint inauguration of the Torana Gate is one of them. He said the Gate is not just a sculpture, but a link between two countries, which highlights their cultural ties. The Prime Minister recalled Lord Buddha, who had, centuries ago, delivered his message of peace across Asia.

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