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PRESS RELEASE : OFFICIAL VISIT OF DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER AND MINISTER OF WOMEN, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OF MALAYSIA DATO’ SERI DR. WAN AZIZAH DR. WAN ISMAIL TO PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA FROM 8 – 11 JULY 2019

OFFICIAL VISIT OF DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER AND MINISTER OF WOMEN, FAMILY

AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OF MALAYSIA

DATO’ SERI DR. WAN AZIZAH DR. WAN ISMAIL

TO PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

FROM 8 – 11 JULY 2019

 

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Women, Family and Community Development of Malaysia, Dato’ Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Dr. Wan Ismail, will undertake an Official Visit to Beijing, People’s Republic of China (PRC) from 8 – 11 July 2019 at the invitation of Vice Premier of the State Council of the PRC, Madam Sun Chunlan. This will be Deputy Prime Minister’s first official visit to the PRC after assuming office in May 2018.

 

Deputy Prime Minister will be accompanied by Minister of Education, Dr. Maszlee Malik; Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dato’ Marzuki Haji Yahya; Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry, Mr. Sim Tze Tzin; Chief Minister of Negeri Sembilan, Dato' Seri Haji Aminuddin Harun; and senior government officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, Malaysia Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and National Agency for Disaster Management (NADMA).

 

In Beijing, Deputy Prime Minister will meet with Vice President, Wang Qishan and Vice Premier, Madam Sun Chunlan to discuss bilateral issues as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest. In her capacity as Chair of National Disaster Council, Deputy Prime Minister will also meet with State Councillor, Wang Yong who is also in charge of National Disaster Management in PRC.

 

Deputy Prime Minister will visit the National Disaster Risk Reduction Centre and PRC Rehabilitation & Research Centre for Hearing & Speech Impairment for Children. She will also attend a Roundtable Meeting with Captains of Industry in PRC and a dinner with the Malaysian diaspora in the PRC.

 

The Official Visit by Deputy Prime Minister to PRC will serve as an impetus to further strengthen the bilateral relations between Malaysia and PRC. It will provide an opportunity for both countries to continue expanding the strategic cooperation especially in the fields of politics, trade and investment, women affairs, agriculture, education, disaster management as well as tourism and culture.

 

Malaysia and the PRC continue to maintain close and comprehensive bilateral relations since the establishment of diplomatic relations over four decades ago. The PRC remains as Malaysia’s top trading partner for ten consecutive years since 2009. Based on the statistics issued by Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), the total trade between Malaysia and PRC in 2018 was recorded at RM313.81 billion (USD77.72 billion), which represents an increase of 8.1% from 2017.

 

PUTRAJAYA

7 July 2019