China’s Premier Li Qiang arrived for official visit to Malaysia


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KUALA LUMPUR: China’s Premier Li Qiang has arrived in Malaysia on Tuesday to begin his official visit from Tuesday till 20 June 2024 marking his first trip to the country since assuming the post in March 2023.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in its statement said, his visit coincides with the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Malaysia and China, following the signing of the Joint Communiqué between Tun Abdul Razak and Chou En Lai on 31 May 1974.

The statement added, during the visit, Premier Li will hold a bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to discuss bilateral matters, exchange views on regional and global issues of mutual interest.

“Both leaders will also witness the exchange of several Memoranda of Understanding and agreements in various areas of cooperation including in digital economy, green development, tourism, housing and urban development, higher education, science and technology, and on the export of agri-commodities to China,” the statement said.

The statement added, both leaders will also attend a dinner celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between the two countries. Premier Li will also have an audience with His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim, King of Malaysia.

The statement also highlighted that both leaders will also attend the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) ground breaking ceremony in Gombak as well as a business luncheon with the business community from both countries.

Meanwhile, in 2023, China remained Malaysia’s largest trading partner for fifteen consecutive years since 2009, with a total trade of RM450.84 billion (USD98.90 billion).
Malaysia’s ties with China have grown from strength to strength since the elevation of bilateral relations to Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in 2013. –Malaysia World News

 


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