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Malaysian MP Anwar Ibrahim calls on PM Modi

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Member of the and of the Parti Keadilan Rakyar, called on here on Thursday.

The two leaders held talks on a number of issues of mutual interest.

"I am pleased by the meeting with Modi as we discussed several issues. I expressed my appreciation to PM Modi for giving the (Malaysian) opposition parties a chance to participate in the Raisina Dialogue," he said after the meeting.

Ibrahim further said is keen to enhance bilateral relations with in the field of education, investment and culture. He noted that the two countries share the same concerns which call for extending collaboration in the security domain.

On the issue of the Indian government's request to extradite controversial Islamic Zakir Naik, Ibrahim asked for providing more documents before he could be handed over to

"I made it clear to PM Modi that terrorism will not be supported by us. is looking into the matter. We will look positively at the Indian request and will decide," said Ibrahim who is on a five-day visit to

Naik is facing probe both in India and after two suspects in the terror attack at the in in July 2016, which left 22 dead and several others injured, claimed that they were inspired by Naik's radical preaching. The two were also staunch followers of Naik on and on the

The 52-year-old currently holds a permanent residence status in Malaysia, which was confirmed last year by then Malaysian

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 19:21 IST