Modi arrives in Malaysia

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Kuala Lumpur, May 31 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here from Indonesia on Thursday on the second leg of his three-nation tour of Southeast Asia.

In his brief stopover here, Modi will meet newly elected Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

“Malaysia is a strategic partner and a priority country in our Act East Policy,” Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted soon after Modi’s arrival.

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

From here, Modi will leave for Singapore later in the day on the third and last leg of his tour.

–IANS

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