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Malaysian PM to visit India for five days

New Delhi: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will arrive in Chennai on Thursday beginning a five-day state visit to India.

Welcoming his Malaysian counterpart to India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a tweet on Wednesday, said: “India is delighted to welcome you, Prime Minister. Your visit will further boost India-Malaysia ties.”

Earlier on Wednesday, the Malaysian Prime Minister in a tweet said: “I’ll be travelling to India for a 5-day visit. A country that’s been our friend since 1957. Looking forward to meeting PM @narendramodi again.”

Razak would begin his India tour from Chennai on Thursday and is scheduled to meet Tamil Nadu Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao and Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami.

He would arrive in Delhi on Friday and would be accorded a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday.

On Saturday, Razak will call on President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj before meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi for delegation-level talks.

On Sunday, the Malaysian Prime Minister is scheduled to visit Rajasthan and hold a meeting with Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

During his stay on Monday, Prime Minister Razak will be attending a trade expo organised by the Malaysia-India Business Council Business Forum and 7th Global Science and Innovation Advisory Council Meeting.

He would leave for Malaysia on Tuesday.