India to enhance bilateral ties with Malaysia – Indian High Commissioner
07 Jan 2022
India is committed to strengthening bilateral cooperation by enhancing trade and commercial collaboration in more important areas in 2022.
Indian High Commissioner to Malaysia B.N. Reddy said his office will continue to engage with Indian companies based in Malaysia to establish further cooperation with the local industry.
“Be it in terms of their own current programmes, as well as how we can expand (the collaboration), I must say that we have a fairly substantial bilateral trade between India and Malaysia.
“Just before COVID-19, we had touched about US$17 billion (US$1=RM4.21) and it is in a very diverse area. We have about 150 Indian companies, including those in the IT sector, which are already based here,” said Reddy after visiting Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama) at Wisma Bernama here today.
Reddy said 2022 marks a very important year for India-Malaysia bilateral relations as it signifies 65 years of diplomatic relations between the two nations.
“It also happens to be the 30th year of ASEAN-India engagement. This year will (also) be the 75th anniversary of India’s independence,” he added.
Earlier, Reddy was briefed on Bernama’s operations in an hour-long meeting led by its chief executive officer, Datuk Mokhtar Hussain and editor-in-chief Khairdzir Md Yunus.
During the meeting, Reddy asserted his continued desire to work closely with Bernama by establishing new areas of cooperation between similar institutions within both countries.