Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Indian PM Arrives For Three-Day Visit To Malaysia

SEPANG, Oct 26 (Bernama) -- Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh arrived at the Bunga Raya Complex, KL International Airport (KLIA) here at 7.05 pm Tuesday to begin a three-day official visit to Malaysia.

Dr Manmohan, who was accompanied by his wife Gursharan Kaur, was greeted on arrival by Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam and Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister A. Kohilan Pillay and Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk S.K. Devamany.

The visit was to reciprocate the visit by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to India in January besides expanding bilateral relations between the two countries.

On Wednesday, Dr Manmohan would be given a state welcome at the Dataran Perdana, Putrajaya, which would be followed by a delegation meeting where both prime ministers were expected to discuss bilateral, regional and international issues.

Najib and Dr Manmohan were also scheduled to witness the signing of several government agreements and memoranda of understanding.

Subsequently, Najib and Dr Manmohan were scheduled to launch the first Malaysia-India Forum of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC).

Dr Manmohan and his wife were also granted an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Nur Zahirah at Istana Negara, Kuala Lumpur.

Najib and Dr Manmohan were later scheduled to launch the 'Little India' in Brickfields, which would be the climax of the visit.

Najib and his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor would host a dinner for the government guests at Seri Perdana, Putrajaya.

Dr Manmohan and his delegation were scheduled to depart for Hanoi, Vietnam on Thursday afternoon.