At the invitation of Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi, H.E. Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia, undertook a State Visit to India on 30 March – 4 April 2017. During the visit, Prime Minister Najib met with Hon’ble Shri Pranab Mukherjee, President of India; H. E. Shri M. Hamid Ansari, Vice President of India; and held bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Modi. External Affairs Minister of India H. E. Smt. Sushma Swaraj called on Prime Minister Najib. This is Prime Minister Najib’s third visit to India since assuming office as Prime Minister in 2009.
Both leaders recognized the importance of further strengthening bilateral economic cooperation and the many complementarities that exist and opportunities that could be derived from the close relations between the two countries.
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The two leaders welcomed the signing of the MoU between the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) and the Association of Food Scientists and Technologies (India) – Mumbai Chapter; the MoU between MPOB and Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), India; the MoU between Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) and Solvent Extractors’ Association of India; and the MoU between MPOC and Mumbai Dabbawala Association.
Mohd Najib Bin Tun Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia pays homage at Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi
Mohd Najib Bin Tun Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia inspects guard of honour during ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi
Here is the list of agreements:
|S. NO.||MOU/AGREEMENT||DESCRIPTION||DIGNITARY WHO WOULD SIGN AND EXCHANGE THE AGREEMENT FROM MALAYSIAN SIDE||INDIAN DIGNITARY WHO WOULD EXCHANGE THE AGREEMENT|
|1||Air Services Agreement||Air Services Agreement between India and Malaysia||Dato Sri Liow Tiong Lai,Minister of Transport Malaysia||EAM|
|2||Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the proposed development of a Urea and Ammonia Manufacturing Plant in Malaysia and offtake of exisiting surplus urea from Malaysia to India.||The MOU envisages Malaysian consortium of Isomeric Holding Sdn Bhd and Edra Power Holdings Sdn Bhd to put up a 2.5 MT/annum urea and ammonia manufacturing plant in Melacca, Malaysia for dedicated consumption by India. And offtake to India the existing surplus Urea from Malaysia as per India’s requirement.||Y. B. Dato’ Seri Utama S. Samy Vellu, PM’s Special Envoy on Infrastructure for India and South Asia||EAM|
|3||MoU on Cooperation in the Field of Sports||The MOU envisages cooperation through exchange of sportspersons, instructors, information on sports regimen and training curricula, etc.||Dato’ Lokman Hakim Ali, Secretary-General, Ministry of Youth and Sports||Secretary (East)|
|4||MoU between the Malaysian Human Resource Fund||The MOU envisages EDII, Ahmedabad carrying out training and other capacity building programmes, as necessary on behalf of the Human Resource Development, Malaysia.||Dato’ C. M. Vignaesvaran A/L Jeyandran, Chief Executive HRDF||Dr. Sunil Shukla, Director|
|5||MoU between Association of Indian Universities (AIU), India and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), Malaysia on Mutual Recognition of the Educational Qualifications.||The MOU establishes recognition of equivalence of the various degrees awarded by educational institutions in the two countries, and envisages the eventual signing of a mutual recognition agreement between the two Education/ Higher Education Ministries, following technical consultations.||Dato’ Prof. Dr. Rujhan Mustafa, Chief Executive Officer, MQA||Prof (Dr) Furqan Qamar, Secretary General|
|6||The MoU between Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) and Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), India||Collaboration in technology development in the field of Palm Oil.||Dr. Ahmad Kushairi DinDirector General (MPOB)||Prof. G.D. YadavVice Chancellor (ICT)|
|7||MoU between MIGHT Technology Malaysia and AP Economic Development Board on implementation of 4th Generation Technology Park in AP.||The Malaysian industry- government group for high power technology (MIGHT) will act as facilitator to develop a cluster in AP. As part of fourth generation technology park, packing material would be made from recycled agricultural materials.||Datuk Nik A Faizul Adb Mallek, MD, MIGHT||Shri J. Krishna Kishore, CEO, Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board|
- Agreed to finalise at an early date the MoU between Ministry of Shipping, Government of India and Ministry of Transport, Government of Malaysia on cooperation in Merchant Shipping;
- Agreed to enhance defence exchanges through regular dialogue at various levels, including between the Defence Ministers, senior officials, Chiefs of Services Talks and through military-military talks;
- Agreed to finalise the Treaty on Transfer of Prisoners on mutually acceptable terms;
- Look forward to concluding the MoU on Cooperation in Combating Terrorism and Transnational Crime.