PM Modi is to visit Singapore and Malaysia today after his trip to Indonesia on Wednesday.
New Delhi: PM Modi is to visit Singapore after his trip to Malaysia today. The Prime Minister had yesterday visited Indonesia where he held a meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo and signed a number of MoUs. His visit to the three countries is aimed at boosting India’s Act East Policy. In Kuala Lumpur, PM Modi will hold a meeting with his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Bin Mohamad following which he will leave for Singapore. In Singapore, the Prime Minister will make a trip to the India-Singapore Enterprise and Innovation Exhibitions at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre where he will also address a business and community event.
Here are the live updates of PM Modi’s Malaysia, Singapore visit :
Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia calls on PM Modi
PM Modi, who arrived in Kuala Lumpur today on the second leg of his three-nation tour, met his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Bin Mohamad in his office at Perdana Putra Complex, Putrajaya. The Prime Minister’s Office had earlier said that PM Modi will be discussing aspects relating to India-Malaysia cooperation with Mahathir. The Prime Minister had announced in New Delhi that on his way to Singapore, he will make a brief halt in Malaysia to meet Mr Mahathir and congratulate the new Malaysian leadership. From Kuala Lumpur, PM Modi will leave for Singapore where he will deliver a keynote address at the Shangri-La Dialogue, an annual security meet, tomorrow.
PM Modi to leave for Singapore from Kuala Lumpur
The Prime Minister will now leave for Singapore where he will deliver a keynote address at the Shangri-La Dialogue, an annual security meet tomorrow. During his first-ever official visit to Indonesia yesterday, PM Modi held “productive discussions” with President Joko Widodo and two countries elevated their bilateral ties to Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and condemned terrorism in all its forms, including cross-border terror.
PM Modi thanks Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad for a warm welcome
After PM Modi met his Malyasian counterpart Mahathir Bin Mohamad, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that the two leaders had a productive exchange of views on strengthening strategic partnership. He also shared pictures of the meeting on Twitter
PM Modi meets Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Bin Mohamad in Kuala Lumpur
“PM Modi’s Singapore visit to take place at a very significant time”
Talking about PM Modi Singapore visit scheduled to take place after the PM’s trip to Malaysia, India’s High Commissioner to Singapore Jawed Ashraf said the visit is important at many levels. He further confirmed that PM Modi would be delivering the keynote address at the Shangri-La dialouge and that he is doing this at a very significant time for the region
PM Modi and his counterpart Mahathir are expected to deliberate on ways to deepen bilateral relationship in a range of areas, including trade and investment.
During his brief stop at Malaysia, PM Modi will meet ninety-two-year-old Mahathir who was sworn in as Malaysia’s prime minister on May 10 after leading the opposition alliance to a stunning election victory over the Barisan Nasional or BN coalition, which had ruled Malaysia since 1957.
Following PM Modi’s arrival, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar stressed that Malaysia is a strategic partner and a priority country. He made the statement via twitter where he also posted pictures of the prime minister’s arrival at Kuala Lumpur
PM Narendra Modi to meet his newly-elected Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohammad soon
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said India had a robust strategic partnership with Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia and that his visit would provide a further boost to the country’s Act East Policy. While he visited Indonesia yesterday, he will be visiting Singapore after Malaysia.
PM Modi arrives in Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur