On Thursday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and discussed ways to diversify bilateral ties to facilitate people of both the nations.
PM Modi met his Malaysian counterpart on the sidelines of the fifth meeting of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) held in Russia’s Vladivostok.
Prime Ministers’ Office tweets, “Meetings continue in Vladivostok. Prime Ministers @chedetofficial and Narendra Modi discuss ways to diversify India-Malaysia cooperation for the benefit of people in both countries. Strengthening ties with an important ASEAN partner.”
The External Affairs Ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar said in a statement that “Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Malaysian PM @chedetofficial on the margins of EEF2019 in Vladivostok. Discussions focused on the multiple layers of India – Malaysian bilateral relationship.”
On Wednesday, PM Modi arrived in Russia to participate in the 20th India-Russia Annual Summit and the Eastern Economic Forum. On his arrival, the Indian Prime Minister has received a guard of honor at the Vladivostok International Airport.
The Eastern Economic Forum has focused on the development of investment and business opportunities in the Russian Far East Region, and offered huge potential for developing close and mutually beneficial cooperation between Russia and India in the region.
The Eastern Economic Forum is being held from September 4 to September 6 in Russian Far East Port City of Vladivostok.
Detailing reporters in New Delhi before PM Modi’s visit to Russia, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said that extending cooperation in the hydrocarbons sector will be a major focus area during his trip to Vladivostok.
He continued, “The Prime Minister has said it on a number of times that we need to bring the relationship with Russia beyond civil nuclear and defence cooperation into other areas of the economy.”