India, Malaysia take forward bilateral ties, ink 7 pacts


India Malaysia Modi with Malaysian PMIndia and Malaysia today inked seven pacts, including an air services agreement and a mutual recognition of educational qualifications of the two nations.

The pacts were exchanged in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Malaysian counterpart Najib Abdul Razak who is here on a state visit.

“I would like more Indians to visit Malaysia and I have informed the Prime Minister that we have decided to allow no visa fee, online application approval within 48 hours and multiple entry to be accorded for Indian nationals,” Najib said.

Apart from the air services agreement, the two nations signed an MoU on cooperation in the development of the proposed 2.5 MT per annum urea and ammonia manufacturing plant in Malaysia.

India has also proposed to offtake the existing surplus urea from Malaysia.

Agreements were also inked for cooperation in the field of sports and mutual recognition of the educational qualifications of the two nations.

A pact was also inked wherein Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmedabad will carry out training and other capacity building programmes on behalf of the Human Resource Development, Malaysia.

An agreement was also signed for technology development in the field of palm oil and implementation of fourth generation technology park in Andhra Pradesh.