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Li Keqiang Meets with President of Dewan Negara Abu Zahar Ujang of Malaysia
2015/05/07

On the afternoon of May 6, 2015, Premier Li Keqiang met with President of the Dewan Negara Abu Zahar Ujang of Malaysia at Ziguangge, Zhongnanhai.

Li Keqiang said that China and Malaysia are good friends and good partners. The Chinese government attaches great importance to developing the friendly and cooperative relations with Malaysia, and is willing to work with Malaysia to strengthen exchanges between the governments, parliaments, political parties, non-governmental sectors and others, deepen practical cooperation in all fields, and stay jointly committed to safeguarding regional peace, stability and development to achieve mutual benefits and win-win results.

Li Keqiang pointed out that both China and Malaysia give first priority to economic development. China is willing to strengthen docking between development strategies with Malaysia and boost respective economic development. With its economic development already in the middle stage of industrialization, China boasts sufficient and advanced production capacity in many fields and is willing to conduct production capacity cooperation with Malaysia. The two sides also enjoy broad prospects in infrastructure construction in fields such as railways, roads and electricity.

Li Keqiang stressed that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a priority in China’s neighborhood diplomacy. China would like to see the ASEAN build the first sub-regional community in Asia, and hopes that Malaysia will make new contributions to pushing China-ASEAN strategic partnership during its rotating presidency of the ASEAN.

Abu Zahar Ujang said that Malaysia and China enjoy very good relations with frequent high-level exchanges between the two countries and constantly expanding cooperation in all fields. Malaysia is willing to further strengthen bilateral exchanges and cooperation, increase people-to-people and cultural exchanges, promote mutual understanding between the two peoples and lift the bilateral relations to a new level. Both Malaysia and China are committed to safeguarding regional peace and stability. Malaysia appreciates China’s active efforts in strengthening relations with the ASEAN. The ASEAN and China can further deepen cooperation in fields such as economy, trade, culture and education.

Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Zhang Qingli attended the meeting.

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