PM Modi raised issue of Zakir Naik’s extradition with Malaysian counterpart: Foreign Secy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad in Russia’s Vladivostok. Foreign Secretary of India, Vijay Gokhale gave a brief about the meeting to mediapersons.

On Zakir Naik issue, he told, ‘Prime Minister Modi raised the issue of Zakir Naik’s extradition. Both the parties have decided that our officials will stay in contact regarding the matter and it is an important issue for us.’

He said, ‘A lot of discussion took place on bilateral matters. Prime Minister Mahathir acknowledged that there was a growing trade between the two countries. He assured the Prime Minister Modi that while they should continue this trade and Malaysia is look for the ways in which we can balance it.’

On global terror, Gokhale said, ‘The two leaders discussed and the focus was on terrorism and efforts by both sides to how to cope with the growing global terror. Prime Minister of Malaysia acknowledged that this is global problem.'(ANI)