PM Modi meets Malaysian counterpart, discuss defence

ANI | Updated: Jan 26, 2018 16:19 IST

New Delhi [India], January 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met with his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak here.

The two leaders dwelled upon defence and security, trade and investment, counter-terrorism and people to people links in their bilateral meet.

External Affairs Ministry (EAM) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar labelled Malaysia as "an important strategic partner."

"An important strategic partner! PM @narendramodi met with Malaysian Prime Minister @NajibRazak. Two leaders had an engaging discussion on defence and security, trade and investment, counter terrorism and people to people links. #ASEANIndia," Kumar wrote on Twitter.

Earlier in the day, in an unprecedented move, the leaders of 10 ASEAN countries - Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia, Laos and Brunei graced the Republic Day parade as chief guests in the national capital.

India hosted a two-day India-ASEAN Commemorative Summit, which is expected to give a boost to the cooperation in key areas of counter-terrorism, security and connectivity.

The summit marks 25 years of Indo-ASEAN ties. (ANI)