PM Manmohan Singh arrives in Malaysia

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday arrived here in Malaysian capital in his second leg of three-nation tour after concluding his productive visit to Japan.

Updated: Oct 26, 2010, 18:30 PM IST

Kuala Lumpur: Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh on Tuesday arrived here in Malaysian capital in his second
leg of three-nation tour after concluding his productive visit
to Japan.

During his stay here, Singh will hold talks with his
Malaysian counterpart Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak.
The two sides will sign a number of pacts and announce
conclusion of negotiations on Comprehensive Economic
Cooperation Agreement (CECA), which covers range of trade
aspects, including investment, services and customs.

Singh is accompanied by his wife Gursharan Kaur and a
high-level delegation.

Secretary (East) in the External Affairs Ministry
Latha Reddy had earlier said the agreement was expected to be
a high quality pact that will be mutually-beneficial.

The agreement is expected to be signed in March next
year.

Earlier, during Singh`s visit to Japan, the two sides
yesterday announced the firming up of Comprehensive Economic
Cooperation Agreement, which will open trade between the two
countries and slashing of taxes up to 94 per cent over the
next decade.

Singh had a tight schedule in Tokyo which included
talks with his Japanese counterpart Naoto Kan, leaders from
business and politics during which they discussed ways to
further improve their ties.
Singh said "sky is the limit" for developing Japan-
India relations, a proposition which is close to his heart.

Summing up Singh`s Japan visit, Foreign Secretary
Nirupama Rao said the two Prime Ministers had "comprehensive"
discussions and felt the need for developing all encompassing
relations covering political, economy and security aspects.

PTI