India, Malaysia to tackle piracy jointly

March 12th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI  

Manmohan Singh New Delhi, Mar. 12 (ANI): India and Malaysia have reaffirmed their commitment to tackle piracy in international waters together, said Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

He said Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had described piracy as a serious issue and requested that both India and Malaysia should cooperate in battling piracy in international waters.

The Star quoted him as saying: “I expressed to him that we faced the same problem and relayed to him about the arrest of Somali pirates by our navy recently and that the pirates were now facing prosecution in Kuala Lumpur.”

“He said besides the United Nations, the countries using the waters should also work together to combat the piracy scourge” said Muhyiddin.

He also said that Manmohan Singh appriciated the growing relationships between India and Malaysia in the areas of trade, investment and social issues.

He added that Singh had expressed his gratitude over Malaysia’s involvement in infrastructure projects in India. (ANI)

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