India and Malaysia are set to discuss key issues like politics, security and trade at their fifth Joint Commission meeting in Kuala Lumpur, in yet another step towards taking their ties to the strategic partnership- level as envisioned by their Prime Ministers.
The 5th Joint Commission meeting follows the recent signing of the ambitious Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement between the two countries.
The 4th meeting of the commission was held in New Delhi from February 14 to 16, 2007.
The talks will focus on issues like politics and security, trade and investment, tourism and culture, education, agriculture and commodities trade, health, medicine and pharmaceuticals, foreign workers, immigration and consular, air and shipping services, bioscience and biotechnology, information and communication technology, energy and green technology and cooperation at multilateral, regional and global levels such as the UN, NAM and ASEAN, sources told in Kuala Lumpur.
Krishna comes to Malaysia within six months of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit aiming to take the bilateral relationship towards the strategic partnership envisaged by Singh and his counterpart Najib Tun Razak.
The meeting will take stock of progress as well as give guidance in the fields of trade and investment, infrastructure development, information technology, education, tourism, culture, people-to-people exchanges as well as defence and security.