Modi holds ‘productive’ meeting with Malaysian PM

Kuala Lumpur, May 31: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a “productive exchange of views” during a meeting with his newly-elected Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad here on Thursday.

“The two leaders had a productive exchange of views on strengthening our strategic partnership,” Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet.

“PM congratulated Dr. Mahathir on assuming the post of Prime Minister of Malaysia,” Kumar said.

Mahathir, who governed Malaysia for over two decades, became, at the age of 92, the world’s oldest elected leader earlier this month.

Modi arrived here from Indonesia earlier in the day for a brief stopover before leaving for Singapore on his three-nation tour.


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