General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner has confirmed that GM is in talks with Proton, but says at this level they are at the conversation level, nothing extensive yet. He also declined to state any possible outcome, or whether the talks have been positive or negative so far, saying it is too early to anticipate a possible outcome.

GM is currently looking for partnerships in various growing markets like China, Russia, and India, and Asia is also one of it’s targets for rapid growth. Proton might play a crucial role in GM’s plans for this region.