Prez Mukherjee, PM Modi Welcome Malaysian PM Razak


New Delhi: Malaysian Prime Minister Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak was on Saturday received a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi received Mr Razak.

After arriving here, Razak tweeted: “Namaste! Arrived in New Delhi to begin the second-leg of my official visit.”

Prime Minister Razak later paid tribute at Rajghat, memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi.
The two leaders are expected to discuss the entire gamut of bilateral relations. Various issues, including terrorism, are expected to come up during the talks. A number of bilateral as well as commercial agreements are also likely to be signed.

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Prime Minister Razak’s high-level delegation consists of several cabinet ministers and senior officials. He will also be accompanied by a large business delegation consisting of many of the top companies and businessmen of Malaysia.

Razak, who arrived in Chennai on Thursday, is on a five-day state visit. He took some time off to meet Tamil superstar Rajinikanth on Friday evening.
“Just had a very warm n friendly meeting with Mr Rajnikanth the Tamil superstar at his home,” he tweeted.

The visit, his third to India as Prime Minister, will see both sides discussing projects worth $5 billion and hold talks on infrastructure, defence cooperation, air services arrangements, tourism and cultural relations.

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