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Supreme Head Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah of Malaysia Meets with Wang Yi

2022-07-12 23:43

Abdullah asked Wang Yi to convey his sincere greetings to President Xi Jinping. He said, Malaysia-China relations are strong and vigorous, with China being not only Malaysia's largest trading partner but also its important strategic partner. The two sides have achieved remarkable outcomes in the joint efforts to fight the pandemic, and made great progress in the "Two Countries, Twin Parks" projects, thus playing an important role in Malaysia's economic development. The Malaysian side expects to keep high-level exchanges with the Chinese side, and enhance synergy between various departments of the two countries, as well as at sub-national levels, to speed up practical cooperation. Malaysia welcomes more Chinese investment, and stands ready to jointly develop key projects of the Belt and Road cooperation to set an example of connectivity.

Wang Yi conveyed President Xi Jinping's cordial greetings to Supreme Head Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, saying that China and Malaysia are good neighbors facing each other across the sea, and also good brothers with fraternity spanning over a thousand years. China has been the largest trading partner of Malaysia for 13 consecutive years, and the all-round cooperation between the two countries has yielded fruitful results, boosting both countries' development and revitalization, and delivering huge benefits to the two peoples. China is ready to work with Malaysia to seek greater synergy between development strategies, advance high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, push for greater development of key projects, forge a demonstration area for production capacity cooperation and an area of pioneering efforts for innovative development for the two countries, and help Malaysia give full play to its resources and geographical advantage and upgrade its industrialization.

Wang Yi said, the Chinese government has always given top priority to development in governing and revitalizing the country, and has historically eliminated absolute poverty. The continuous expansion of the Chinese market will bring more development opportunities to Asian countries, including Malaysia. The 21st century is a century of joint revitalization of emerging economies and developing countries, and it will also be an age for Asian civilizations to make glorious achievements again. The Chinese side is ready to cooperate with the Malaysian side in solidarity, uphold open regionalism, safeguard the hard-won overall peace, stability and development in the region, and jointly make greater contributions to the development and progress of mankind.

On the same day, Wang Yi met with Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob, and held talks with Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah before jointly meeting the press. He also met with Senior Minister of Defence Hishammuddin Hussein.

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