Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated Anwar Ibrahim on his election as Malaysia's Premier and said he looks forward to working closely with him to strengthen India-Malaysia enhanced strategic partnership further.
On Thursday, long-time opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in as Malaysia's prime minister. Anwar took his oath of office in a simple ceremony at the national palace.
"Congratulations Dato' Seri @anwaribrahim on your election as the Prime Minister of Malaysia. I look forward to working closely together to further strengthen India-Malaysia Enhanced Strategic Partnership," Modi said in a tweet.
Anwar was a former deputy prime minister whose sacking and imprisonment in the 1990s led to massive street protests. Thursday marked his reformist bloc's second victory - is first being the historic 2018 polls that showed the first regime change since Malaysia's independence from Britain in 1957.