Modi accorded ceremonial welcome in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Nov 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi was accorded a ceremonial welcome here as he entered the bilateral phase of his visit to Malaysia on Monday, the third day of his visit to this southeast Asian nation.

Modi was greeted with a hug by his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak at Putrajaya, the federal administrative centre of Malaysia, following which he was accorded a guard of honour.

Modi attended the 13th ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)-India Summit on Saturday and the 10th East Asia Summit on Sunday.

Modi vows for stronger defence cooperation with Malaysia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday vowed to make stronger the defence cooperation with Malaysia.

“We will make defence cooperation stronger. Our agreements on cyber security are very important,” Modi said at a joint press conference here.

“We will work with renewed vigour to raise momentum of our partnership. We will continue to deepen security cooperation,” he added.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was also present at the conference.

Earlier, Modi was accorded a ceremonial welcome here as he entered the bilateral phase of his visit to Malaysia, the third day of his visit to this southeast Asian nation.

Modi was greeted with a hug by Razak at Putrajaya, the federal administrative centre of Malaysia, following which he was accorded a guard of honour.

Modi attended the 13th ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)-India Summit on Saturday and the 10th East Asia Summit on Sunday.

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