Under the leadership of Prime Minister Najib Razak, Malaysia well on to the path of attaining its aspiration to become a developed nation, praised Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He noted that Malaysia, under Najib’s stewardship, had shown resilience in coping with the global economic challenges.
“Under the leadership of Prime Minister Najib, Malaysia is moving towards its goal of achieving developed nation status by 2020,” he said when addressing the Asian Business Leaders Conclave via video conferencing today.
Modi said the fact that Malaysia was hosting the event was testament to the importance of this Southeast Asian nation of over 30 million people as a preferred commercial and business destination.
Najib attended the conclave at a leading here today.
Modi also hailed long-standing ties between New Delhi and Kuala Lumpur that had been beneficial for both sides.
“The close relations with Malaysia are integral to the success of our Act East Policy,” he said, alluding to the move of making India’s relations with its East Asian neighbours a foreign policy priority.
The Indian leader also spoke about the Torana Gate in ‘Little India’, Brickfields here as a symbol of friendship between the two countries.
Modi told the gathering that the ‘timeless ties’ between both countries were also reinforced by the presence of a large Malaysian Indian community.
The two-day inaugural conclave is a platform for the biggest leaders of Asia, along with bureaucrats, to converge and facilitate conversations on Asia as a business hub and the role of rising business leaders. – Bernama