PM Modi arrives Malaysia, will depart for Singapore later

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur here on Thursday morning on his way to Singapore.

“PM @narendramodi arrives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on leg 2 of his 3- nation visit. PM will meet Malaysian PM Dr Mahathir Bin Mohamed. Malaysia is a strategic partner and a priority country in our Act East Policy,” MEA spokesman Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

Mr Modi is on a five-day visit to Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore and is keen to give further boost to his government’s Act East Policy.

On the first leg, Mr Modi made a two-day tour of Indonesia on Tuesday and Wednesday.

“I will be visiting Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore on 29 May – 2 June 2018. India has a robust strategic partnership with all the three countries. I am confident that my visit to Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore will provide a further boost to our Act East Policy and enhance our relations and engagements with all the three countries,” Mr Modi has said in a statement prior to his departure.

Later in the day on Thursday, Prime Minister Modi will have a meeting with his Malaysian counterpart  Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

He would depart for Singapore on Thursday itself.

During his stay in Singapore, Mr Modi will focus on enhancing India-Singapore partnership in areas of Fintech, skill development, urban planning and artificial intelligence.

He will also visit the India-Singapore enterprise and innovation exhibition and also address a business and  community event followed by a round-table meeting with select top CEOs of Singapore.

Prime Minister Modi will call on Singapore President Halimah Yacob on Friday (June 1) and also hold delegation-level talks with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.


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