This afternoon, I had a very successful meeting with my Indian counterpart, the Hon. Minister Anand Sharma, in New Delhi . We discussed the progress of bilateral negotiations to ensure that we are on track to conclude the Malaysia-India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement as agreed by our Prime Ministers during Dato’ Seri Mohd Najib’s visit in January 2010.
Earlier, I met with business leaders representing the Confederation of Indian Industry to exchange views and update them on some measures that Malaysia has taken in response to the issues they raised previously including matters on ease of doing business and visas for Indian expatriates.
In between, I also took some time to meet with members of the Malaysian community in New Delhi . I joined the Malaysian Muslim brothers for Friday prayers at the Indonesian Embassy and later in the evening, met the business community for dinner. I am happy to see that they enjoy the highest level of welcome in India .
This concludes my short trip to India as I move on tonight to head a trade and investment mission to Europe .