BEIJING: Malaysia-China bilateral relations will be further strengthened when Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak commences his six-day official visit to China tomorrow.
Malaysian ambassador to China, Datuk Zainuddin Yahya said this third official visit by Najib to China was important and significant, apart from enhancing the continuous cordial relations between the prime minister and China’s top leaders.
Najib would be accompanied by his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to China Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting, and several cabinet ministers including Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Kiong.
Najib, who has a packed programme, will witness the signing of more than 10 agreements and memorandums of understanding (MoUs) between the two governments on defence, economy, agriculture, education, finance and construction.
Meanwhile, companies of Malaysia and China will also sign more than 10 agreements including investments in port construction, gas pipe laying and water desalination plants, e-commerce, solar panel manufacturing, construction, investment, development and finance.
Zainuddin said data released by China showed that bilateral trade between Malaysia and China last year amounted to USD97.3 billion (RM408.4 billion) and as at August this year, the trade volume totalled USD54.3 billion (RM227.9 billion).
Malaysia, China to ink more than 10 agreements, MOUs