KUALA LUMPUR: This year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Malaysia and the People’s Republic of China, following the signing of the Joint Communiqué between Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak and Premier Chou En-Lai on 31st May 1974.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement said, to commemorate this important milestone, a series of programmes and activities are being planned, including, but not limited to exchanges of high-level visits, issuance of commemorative stamps, business forums/talks, and cultural performances.
“In 2013, both countries’ relations were elevated to Comprehensive Strategic Partnership (CSP). Last year, following the 10th anniversary of the CSP, engagements between the two countries were further enhanced, marked by the visits of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to China and Chairman of the Standing Committee of the 14th National People’s Congress of China, Zhao Leji to Malaysia.
“This reflects the importance that the leaders of both countries have placed on Malaysia-China ties, premised upon mutual respect and understanding,” the Ministry said in its statement here Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Malaysia has always, and will continue to adhere to the “One China Policy” that has been the basis of this strong and mutually beneficial partnership. –Malaysia World News