S. Jaishankar speaks with Malaysian Prime Minister about cooperation in technology and defense fields

Mr. S. Jaishankar is on a two-day official visit to Malaysia

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External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar visited Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim on Wednesday and the two leaders exchanged views on trade, science and technology, education, agriculture, tourism, defence, and regional issues including Myanmar. We talked about cooperation.

S. Jaishankar, who is here on a two-day official visit, met Anwar Ibrahim at the Prime Minister’s Office and the meeting lasted about an hour, state news agency Bernama reported.

In a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office after the meeting, Mr. Anwar Ibrahim and Mr. S. Jaishankar exchanged views and discussed cooperation in the fields of trade, science and technology, education, agriculture, tourism, defense, digital, and other areas including: He said they also discussed regional issues. Myanmar.

He added that Mr. Anwar Ibrahim was instrumental in promoting the establishment of a branch of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Malaysia.

The Prime Minister also expressed his gratitude to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for supporting Malaysia when it faced a rice shortage, and looked forward to further facilitation of agricultural imports from India.

Anwar Ibrahim said, “May the relationship between Malaysia and India continue to grow and flourish for the benefit of the people of our friendly countries.”

The statement said the Prime Minister is looking forward to visiting India soon.

S. Jaishankar, who is visiting Kuala Lumpur on the third and final leg of his three-country tour of Singapore, the Philippines and Malaysia, conveyed Prime Minister Modi’s warm greetings.

“It was an honor to visit Malaysian Prime Minister Anwari Brahim. I conveyed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s warm greetings,” S. Jaishankar said in a post on X.

He praised the Malaysian Prime Minister’s vision for strengthening bilateral ties and said, “The Prime Minister’s vision to strengthen India-Malaysia relations, both in traditional and new-age areas, It will help us develop a more ambitious agenda for the relationship.” “I benefited from his guidance and insight on regional development,” he added.

Prior to this, Mr. S. Jaishankar held talks with Mr. Mohammad Bin Haji Hasan, a Malaysian national.

In an official statement, Malaysia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the two foreign ministers had “productive and frank discussions, including an exchange of views on multiple aspects of Malaysia-India bilateral relations, as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest.” announced that it had done so.

The meeting was also attended by Mohammad Sabu, Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, and Liu Ching-tong, Deputy Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry.

Malaysia and India share a long-standing and substantive relationship, bound by a strong economic partnership and close people-to-people ties.

India will be Malaysia’s 12th largest global trading partner in 2023, with total trade amounting to RM77.76 billion (US$16.53 billion), the statement said.

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