YAB PM is making an official visit to the Republic of India from today until 23 January 2010. YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of MITI, is the accompanying Minister for the visit. The visit will be to two major cities namely New Delhi (19-21 January 2010) and Chennai (21-23 January 2010).
During the visit to New Delhi, YAB PM will be meeting with H.E. Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, the President of India and H.E. Shri Mohd. Hamid Anshari, the Vice President of India. YAB PM and delegation will be having a bilateral meeting with his counterpart, Hon. Dr. Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India and both leaders are scheduled to witness the signing of several important G2G Memorandum of Understandings and Agreements.
On 20 January 2010, YAB PM will be delivering a Keynote Address at the ‘Malaysia-India Business Forum’ in New Delhi that will be jointly organized by the Indian Associated Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry and the Confederation of Indian Industry. The theme of the forum is “Malaysia-India Economic Relations: The Way Forward”
In Chennai, discussions with several top Indian Captains of Industries will be held on 22 January 2010. During these discussions, YAB PM and YB Minister of MITI will address a Roundtable of Senior Indian Executives on the business and investment opportunities available in Malaysia as well as measures undertaken by the Malaysian Government to strengthen and stimulate economic growth amidst a backdrop of slow but steady recovery from the global economic slowdown.
On 23 January 2010, YAB PM is addressing delegates of the 16th Partnership Summit, organized by the Confederation of Indian Industries, with the theme “Global Agendas: Imperatives of Economic Integration in a Globalised World”, at a Special Plenary Session. Next on agenda is the launching of the Malaysia Property Exhibition by YAB PM, organized by the Malaysia Property Incorporated at the Chennai Trade Centre.
The official visit of YAB PM to India is timely given India’s growing strategic partnership for trade and economic cooperation. It will elevate the existing bilateral relations with India to a more intense and strategic level.