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As relations with India improve, Malaysia avoids any comments on Kashmir

New Delhi: Unlike the past, Malaysia has never made any comments on Kashmir. Even if China and Turkey continue to implement anti-India policies, they have also made comments on the first anniversary of the cancellation of special status in the former state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Under the leadership of former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad (Mahathir bin Mohamad), Koala Kuala Lumpur took an anti-Indian stance and addressed Kashmir. Malaysia under Mahathir’s leadership is one of these three countries. The other two countries are Turkey and China to raise Kashmir at the UN General Assembly meeting last year.

Under the leadership of the new Malaysian government under Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, the two sides have been interacting with each other. After the new government took power in Kuala Lumpur, India’s Minister of External Affairs Jaishankar immediately had a conversation with Malaysia’s new Minister of Foreign Affairs Hushammuddin Hussein.

The Indian High Commissioner to Malaysia, Mridul Kumar (Mridul Kumar) has also met with Malaysian Foreign Minister Hishammuddin many times. In fact, the High Commissioner of India was the first special envoy to be succeeded by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia on March 18.

Both parties are strengthening business ties. Compared with last year, the trade deficit in 2019-20 has been reduced from US$4.3 billion to US$3.4 billion. The increase in rice and sugar has enabled the import of high-speed diesel. According to the Vande Bharat Mission, India’s large-scale repatriation plan, 42 flights have taken off from Malaysia from mid-March to the present, bringing back 7,000 Indians.

New Delhi and Kuala Lumpur have also cooperated with India in light of the current COVID pandemic, allowing the export of HCQ and paracetamol to Malaysia.

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