Malaysia-China diplomatic relations going strong
03 Nov 2022
China continues to look towards Malaysia as a key ally and seeks to forge its bilateral plans for the future.
Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia Ouyang Yujing said China and Malaysia should maintain the momentum of their bilateral development and continue benefitting the people of both countries.
He emphasised that both nations should work together to cultivate and reinforce the current foreign policy plans in place regarding economic development and trade.
“We need to further strengthen our strategic synergy by pushing for the renewal and expansion of bilateral economic and trade cooperation plans between China and Malaysia.
“We must also promote the high quality development of the Belt and Road Initiative and upgrade the signature joint programme of ‘Two Countries, Twin Parks’ to a higher level,” he added.
Ouyang said these in his keynote address during a luncheon and engagement session with officers from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China titled “China’s Future: Development and Opportunities”.
He shared China’s accomplishments in the last decade as well as its plans to strengthen diplomatic ties with Malaysia following the conclusion of the recent 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
“These 10 years have witnessed the making of a vibrant and prosperous China, a happy and thriving life of the people,” he said.
Ouyang also mentioned that more measures should be taken to foster mutually effective cooperation with regard to agriculture, food, finance and security.
Also present at the luncheon were Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Azhar Azizan Harun, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong, Malaysia-China Friendship Association president Datuk Abdul Majid Ahmad Khan, Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia president Tan Sri Low Kian Chuan, Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia (Huazong) president Tan Sri Dr Goh Tian Chuan and University of Technology Sarawak vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Khairuddin Ab Hamid.
In his speech later, Azhar affirmed and underlined the importance of continued Sino-Malaysian relations.
“Malaysia’s diplomatic relations with China do not arise from a place of self-interest, but rather with a clear vision of regional peace and stability.
“It is my sincere hope that Malaysian businesses and people in general will be afforded a large window in the opportunities offered by our friend, China,” said Azhar.
Source: The Star