HAINAN (China): Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim who is scheduled to deliver his speech at Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference (BFAAC) 2023 on Thursday has arrived at the Qionghai Bo’ao Airport, here Wednesday.
Prime Minister Anwar said, his four day visit to the Republic of China is very meaningful as it will not only strengthens the Putrajaya-Beijing diplomatic relation that has been established since 1974 but also hopes China will remain as among the biggest trading partner of Malaysia.
“My arrival has been received by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Datuk Seri Diraja Dr. Zambry Abdul Kadir, Ministry’s Chief Secretary Datuk Seri Amran Mohamed Zin and Malaysian Ambassador to China, Raja Datuk Nushirwan Zainal Abidin,” Anwar said in his Facebook post.
Meanwhile on arrival, Anwar is scheduled to attend an Iftar session with 70 Malaysian delegates who will be participating in the BFAAC at Hotel Boao Golden Coast.
According to Bernama, Anwar will then attend a meeting with the top management of the China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) that is the contractor of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL).
With the theme “The World Without Certainty: Unity and cooperation for development in the midst of challenges” the forum will also be attended by the Prime Minister of China, Li Qiang.
Other leaders expected to attend the annual conference include Singapore Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sanchez, Prime Minister of Ivory Coast Patrick Achi and Kazakhstan Prime Minister, Alikhan Smailov.
The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva is also expected to attend the four day forum.
The forum will be focusing on discussion and negotiation relating to development and inclusiveness, efficiency and security, regional and global cooperation besides the development of current and future issues with the aim to enhance international cooperation and integrate agreements.
Anwar will then leave for Beijing to continue his ninth international visit since he became the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia on November 2022.
Meanwhile, the trade between Malaysia and China in 2022 has increased by 15.6 per cent from year to year amounting to RM876 billion. –Malaysia World News