Anwar meets Indian PM Modi in New Delhi

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 10 Jan 2019

NEW DELHI (Bernama): Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim called on Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on Thursday (Jan 10) and discussed ways to enhance cooperation on bilateral and regional issues.

"The two leaders discussed bilateral, regional and global matters of mutual interest," a statement from Modi's office said.

Anwar, the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president, was accompanied by Sungai Siput MP S. Kesavan and Segamat MP Datuk Seri Dr Edmund R. Santhara Kumar.

Anwar on Wednesday (Jan 9) held talks with India's foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and opposition Congress Party president, Rahul Gandhi.

Swaraj raised the issue of about 400 Indian illegal migrants detained in Malaysia and sought their release on humanitarian grounds, Anwar told Bernama in an interview.

Anwar assured her that he would discuss the matter with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Malaysia's Human Resource Ministry.

"Indian leaders, both government and opposition, seem very positive about relations with Malaysia in trade, investment, education and culture. I discussed with prime minister Modi on how we can collaborate further," said Anwar.

India's request for Islamic preacher Zakir Naik's extradition also came up during the discussion between Anwar and Modi.

Anwar said Malaysia was tied to set procedures and due process of law on the matter. – Bernama

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