PM Modi reaches Singapore after meeting Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohammad in Kuala Lumpur

31 May 2018, 05:49 PM
PM Modi (Left) meets Mahathir Mohammad (Right) in Kuala Lumpur (Photo: Twitter/MEA)
PM Modi (Left) meets Mahathir Mohammad (Right) in Kuala Lumpur (Photo: Twitter/MEA)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived in Malaysia on the second leg of his five-day three-nation tour. During the Malaysia visit, Modi will meet his newly-elected Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohammad in Kuala Lumpur.

Ninety-two-year-old Mahathir sworn in as Malaysia's prime minister on May 10 after leading the opposition alliance to a stunning election victory over the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition which was in power since 1957.

On the lines of India's Act East Policy, Modi and Mahathir are expected to discuss several bilateral issues and ways to increase trade and investment between the countries.

HIGHLIGHTS:

# 05:45 PM: We are strongly focussed on financial inclusion. In 3 yrs, we've opened 316 million bank accounts for those who never had one. It is a new source of dignity for every citizen. More than $12 billion have been deposited in these accounts: PM Narendra Modi in Singapore.

# 05:40 PM: Our infrastructure sector is expanding at a record speed. Last year, we built 10,000 km of national highways. Pace of rail track addition has doubled. We added over 80,000 MW of power in just 3 yrs. In renewable energy, we've become sixth largest producer in the world: PM Modi

# 05:35 PM: Political relations between India & Singapore are among the warmest & closest. It is a natural partnership from a shared vision. Our defence relations are among the strongest: PM Narendra Modi at a Business and Community Event at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre in Singapore

# 05:33 PM: In India, the present situation is changing rapidly. The change is coming at a speed, which was not known so far. A new India is taking shape: PM Narendra Modi in Singapore.

# 05:30 PM: When India opened up to the world and turned to the East, Singapore became a partner and a bridge between India and ASEAN: PM Narendra Modi at a Business and Community Event at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre in Singapore.

#11:30 AM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi emplanes for Singapore from Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur.

#11:00 AM: Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia Dr. Wan Azizah called on PM Narendra Modi during PM's brief stopover in Kuala Lumpur. Good discussion took place to take our relationship to newer heights. Former DPM Anwar Ibrahim was also present.

#10:20 AM: After Malaysia, Singapur next: Later in the day, PM Modi will leave for Singapore where he will deliver a keynote address at the Shangri-La Dialogue, an annual security meet on Friday.

#09:50 AM: Modi meets Mahathir: PM Narendra Modi met Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad in Kuala Lumpur. The two leaders had a productive exchange of views on strengthening our strategic partnership. PM congratulated Dr. Mahathir on assuming the post of Prime Minister of Malaysia, tweets MEA.

#08:35 AM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur. He will meet Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad today.

#08:15 AM: Hello and Welcome to the News Nation live updates: After concluding his Indonesia visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today will reach Malaysia as part of his five-day three-nation tour. During the visit, Modi will meet newly-elected Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohammad in Kuala Lumpur. Watch this space for all the latest updates on Modi's visit. 

First Published: Thursday, May 31, 2018 09:22 AM
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