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Cooperation between Malaysia and India is vital

Cooperation between Malaysia and India is vital as it will benefit the people of both countries…

Cooperation between Malaysia and India is vital as it will benefit the people of both countries, said Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

He said Malaysia recruited workers from India and they in turn contributed to Malaysia`s many projects.

It`s a strategic cooperation. We enjoy good bilateral relations, and we must try to deepen this relations, he said when opening the 52nd annual convention of Travel Agents Association of India last Saturday night.

The Deputy Prime Minister said Malaysia was glad that Malaysian companies had been accepted to do business in India, thus allowing both countries to exchange expertise in many areas, including in information technology.

On tourism industry, he said the Malaysian government would take the necessary measures to ease travel for tourists from India.

We will do everything to reduce regulations. If tourists are to come to Malaysia, we must make it easier for them, he said.

He urged Indians to visit Malaysia as it a safe destination.

We don`t have many tourists spots (like in India), but we are proud of our vacation spots, eco-tourism and beautiful islands for scuba diving, he said.

More than 1,000 delegates attended the annual convention, the first to be held outside India in 20 years.

Meanwhile, Culture, Arts and Tourism Minister Datuk Paduka Abdul Kadir Sheikh Fadzir said more than 180,000 Indian tourists visited Malaysia last year.

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