PM Najib given official welcoming ceremony

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"Malaysian companies are participating in many of our infrastructure projects across different states in India", he said. Bilateral trade between Malaysia and India stood at USS12.8 billion in 2015-16, as against Dollars 16.9 billion in 2014-15.

"While I can not speak on behalf of Khazana and its future investment plans, I am hopeful that the Malaysian sovereign fund would expand their presence in India", Mohamed said.

Indian and Malaysian firms signed 31 pacts envisaging investments of about United States dollars 36 billion in sectors including construction, pharma and education. Terming their bilateral relationship at a "historic high", Razak said that there was still potential that could be fulfilled. Due to our busy shooting schedule, I couldn't meet and thank him (Razak) in Malaysia.

Other MoUs were between the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) on mutual recognition of educational qualifications, to encourage students to study in each other's country in all courses.

A number of bilateral as well as commercial agreements are also likely to be signed.

They expressed satisfaction on the finalisation of the MoU to establish a Chair for Ayurveda in Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia - the first such initiative in Malaysia in Indian traditional medicine.

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"We have agreed to further strengthen our strategic partnership to shape an effective response to our common concerns and challenges", PM Modi said.

Najib, who arrived in Chennai on Thursday and due to fly into the capital city later Friday, will visit Rajasthan's capital, Jaipur, on Sunday to explore business and investment opportunities for Malaysian companies. The is the Malaysian Prime Minister's third official visit to India.

Reciprocating the sentiments, the visiting Prime Minster said the relations between India and Malaysia are multi-dimensional.

Malaysia, meanwhile, is ranked as the twenty-first largest foreign investor in India globally, and the second largest from Asean.

Rajini's huge fan following in Malaysia can be the reason for the replacement. "The fans are meeting because it has been a long time", the superstar also added that he might not attend that fan's meet!

On Saturday, he met President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari in Delhi.

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