Modi holds ‘productive’ meeting with new Malaysian PM

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Kuala Lumpur, May 31 (IANS) Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had 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 tweeted.

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

Mahathir, who governed Malaysia for more than 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 of southeast Asia.

–IANS

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