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OFFICIAL VISIT OF THE HONOURABLE DATO’ SAIFUDDIN ABDULLAH MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF MALAYSIA TO THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA ON 9 – 13 SEPTEMBER 2019

OFFICIAL VISIT OF THE HONOURABLE DATO’ SAIFUDDIN ABDULLAH

MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF MALAYSIA

TO THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

ON 9 – 13 SEPTEMBER 2019

 

 

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, The Honourable Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, will be undertaking an official visit to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) from 9 to 13 September 2019. The visit is in conjunction with the 45th anniversary of the establishment of Malaysia-PRC diplomatic relations.

 

During the course of his first official visit to the PRC as the Foreign Minister, The Honourable Dato’ Saifuddin will have a series of programmes in Shenzhen, Nanning and Beijing. In Beijing the Foreign Minister will pay a courtesy call on the Vice President of the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Wang Qishan, and hold a bilateral meeting with his counterpart His Excellency Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who undertook his official visit to Malaysia from 31 July to 1 August 2018.  The Foreign Minister is also scheduled to meet with the former Foreign Minister and member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, His Excellency Yang Jiechi. 

 

The Foreign Minister will also be visiting the headquarters of Huawei Technologies and Tencent in Shenzhen, and the China–Malaysia Qinzhou Industrial Park (CMQIP) in Nanning, in addition to meeting with Guangxi provincial leaders. The CMQIP is the sister park of the Malaysia-China Kuantan Industrial Park (MCKIP).

 

The official visit by the Minister of Foreign Affairs will demonstrate Malaysia’s clear commitment to expanding and deepening further its already strong and comprehensive bilateral collaboration with the PRC.  Both sides will take stock of the progress of the ongoing efforts and explore new initiatives, especially in the fields of trade, investment, infrastructure connectivity, as well as new advanced technologies. Both sides will also exchange views on current regional and international issues of common interest.

 

The People’s Republic of China has been Malaysia’s top trading partner for ten consecutive years since 2009. In 2018, the total trade between the two countries was recorded at RM313.81 billion (USD77.72 billion)[1], representing 8.1% increase from 2017.

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

9 September 2019

 

 

[1] based on MATRADE statistics.