Dates visited: January 19-23, 2010

I travelled to India on a five-day state visit in January 2010. During my visit, I pushed for a free-trade agreement and cooperation across a wide range of fields. These economic agreements have resulted in plans for RM1.6 trillion in investment for Malaysia.

Key outcomes:

  • June 2011 – Free Trade Agreement signed, cutting tariffs on 90 per cent of bilateral goods trade and removing barriers to services and investment flows.
  • October 2010 – Malaysia-India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (MICECA) signed. This serves to enhance greater trade and investment flows as well as encourage freer movement of goods, services and professionals.
  • January 2010 – Extradition treaty to combat increasing cross-border crimes and other agreements to cooperate in the areas of higher education and finance.

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