Najib Razak, who became Malaysia’s first prime minister to visit India, said his government will wave all visa fees for Indians travelling to his country.
He said his government will ensure that the online visa application process does not take more than 48 hours.
“History binds us together. Indian languages, culture and food are popular in Malaysia. I’m a fan of Indian films, especially after visiting Chennai,” Razak told reporters at a joint press conference here with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Razak lauded PM Modi for initiating bold economic reforms, while the Indian prime minister appreciated the continuing cooperation with Malaysia.
PM Modi appreciated the growing ties in sectors of food security, traditional medicine, educational exchanges and joint anti-terrorism efforts.
“We have agreed to further strengthen our strategic partnership to shape an effective response to our common concerns and challenges,” PM Modi said.
He described PM Najib Razak’s visit as historic as it is taking place after 60 years of diplomatic relations.
During PM Razak’s visit, India and Malaysia have signed seven agreements and MOUs.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has also met the Malaysian prime minister as part of the bilateral engagements.