China to set up vaccine manufacturing plants in Malaysia – Minister Saifuddin

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KUALA LUMPUR DIS.4: The government of the People’s Republic of China has agreed to allow 8,000 students studying in China to return to Malaysia in stages and they are in the top list and priority will be given to the final year students.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Datuk Saiufuddin Abdullah said, the top priority will be given to final year students who are involved in researches and methodology that need them to return to Malaysia.

“Among the new areas discussed with the State Councillor and Foreign Minister, Wang Yi is on digital economy where Malaysia could learn and cooperate with the government of China and also through telecommunication companies that are doing well in Malaysia.

“The Digital Investment Office (DIO) is under the Prime Minister’s Department and two agencies namely the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Malaysian Digital Economic Corporation (MDEC) are inviting more established telecommunication companies from China to invest in Malaysia,” Saifuddin said in a joint press conference with his counterpart Wang Yi at Huzhou, China today.

Saifuddin who is accompanied by senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is on his two day visit to China from 3-4 Dec. 2021 at the invitation of his counterpart Wang Yi.

The Foreign Minister also mentioned that the government of China is contributing two million vaccines now instead of one million doses and this is the prove of the good relationship between Malaysia and China all these years.

“We are also looking forward for China to set up vaccine manufacturing plants, research and development (R&D) centres apart from aspiring to be able to collaborate in producing vaccines in Malaysia,” Saifuddin said.

The Minister also touched on the willingness of China to import “Musang King Durians” in great amount and looking forward for negotiation to import more fruits from Malaysia in the near future.

Saifuddin also said that Malaysia is following closely on China and United States’ relation and believes in peaceful co-existence and that everyone has the rightful place in the world to foster harmony and sustainable peace.

Saifuddin said, he has discussed with his counterpart to have Bahasa Melayu language to be taught in one of the universities in China and will be sending books and reading materials in the near future for a start.

He also said that the Malaysian Basketball Association has signed an agreement with the Basketball Association of China to cooperate in the development of the popular game amongst Malaysians. –Malaysia World News

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