Najib arrived in Chennai on Thursday on his third visit to India since becoming prime minister in 2009.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Abdul Razak was on Saturday accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here.
With an eye on China, India and Malaysia shore up maritime cooperation and plan to hold joint naval exercise while emphasizing on freedom of navigation and over flight with an implicit reference to the South China Sea. Much like what we said, the two met briefly at the superstar's residence at Poes Garden, Chennai.
On the economic side, Modi said both countries "have built a thriving economic partnership". Indian languages, culture and food are popular in Malaysia.
Najib highlighted that Malaysia had introduced the Principle Hub scheme.
Najib said Malaysia also continued to exploit the huge potential of e-Commerce to enhance convergence in the global supply chain, pointing out, the newly launched world's first Digital Free Trade Zone.
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"Many ideas were exchanged during our roundtable session, and many (of them) also expressed interest in investing in Malaysia".
He will visit Jaipur on Sunday where he will meet Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia.
Bilateral relations between India and Malaysia is multi-dimensional.
The proposed development of a US$2 billion (S$2.8 billion) urea and ammonia manufacturing plant in Malaysia was the biggest deal on the table.
"Our economy (achieved) 4.2 per cent growth in 2016, and (foreign direct investment) in the manufacturing, services and primary sectors approved by MIDA in 2016 increased by 63.4 per cent from the year before", he said. On March 7, North Korea prohibited Malaysians in that country from leaving North Korea and Malaysia also took similar action against North Koreans.
A memorandum of understanding was inked between the Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi, and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency on mutual recognition of educational qualifications.