Prime Minister had a telephone conversation today with Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak at the request of Malaysian side.
Prime Minister congratulated Prime Minister Najib for Malaysia’s victory in the elections for the membership of 2015-16 term of the UN Security Council. He also conveyed the sympathy and solidarity of the Government and people of India in connection with the tragic incidents involving Malaysian Airlines flights MH-17 and MH-370. Prime Minister Najib expressed gratitude for the assistance provided by Government of India in connection with these incidents.
Prime Minister Najib congratulated the Prime Minister on his emphatic victory in the Parliamentary elections followed by State Assembly elections. These results, he said, were reflective of the trust and confidence that the people of India had in the leadership of Prime Minister Modi to take India forward on the path of growth and prosperity. Prime Minister Najib said that a strong and prosperous India was important for Malaysia and ASEAN.
Prime Minister Modi reiterated India’s commitment to work for strengthening and expanding relations with Malaysia. He expressed appreciation for Malaysian PMO’s Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU) mechanism for monitoring of flagship projects, the elements of which, he said, he intended to incorporate in our own systems.
Prime Minister Najib invited the Prime Minister to pay a bilateral visit to Malaysia next year. Prime Minister Modi accepted the invitation and also invited PM Najib to visit India as per his convenience. Both Prime Ministers also agreed to meet on the margins of the forthcoming East Asia Summit in Myanmar.