Malaysia ready to play role in India-ASEAN partnership: PM Razak

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Kuala Lumpur, Nov. 19 (ANI): Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has said that his country is ready to facilitate the entry of Indian entrepreneurs into South-East Asia and play its role as India's gateway into ASEAN.

"I reiterate that Malaysia will do what is necessary for Indian entrepreneurs to increasingly view Malaysia as a strategic commercial destination - a destination that can play a key role in their business' onward growth and international expansions," The Star quoted Razak, as saying.

"Given the very strong formal and personal relationship between both governments, I am confident that we can provide the right political ambience which will result in much more burgeoning of commercial activities between the two countries and between ASEAN and India," he added.

He was addressing the ASEAN and India: Going Global TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) Asia Pacific Conference here.

He said: "Our commitment is underscored by my visit to India earlier this year as well as the recent visit of my Indian counterpart Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to Malaysia."

The significant exchanges, he said, accelerated mutual efforts, cemented close cultural ties and helped create numerous business and investment opportunities.

Many landmark agreements were also inked to boost trade and investment flow between the two countries, he added. (ANI)

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