NANNING, September 18 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim concluded a packed one-day working visit here on Sunday, where he described the visit as further strengthening the existing bilateral relations between Malaysia and China. The Prime Minister said the visit represented concrete steps towards expanding and strengthening the highly historical Malaysia-China cooperation.
During the 14-hour program, Anwar, who is also the Finance Minister, attended the opening ceremony of the 20th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) and the China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (CABIS) Summit together with Chinese Premier Li Qiang and the top leaders of ASEAN member countries. He also delivered a speech during the opening ceremony of the 20th CAEXPO, officiated the opening of the “Malaysian Pavilion” exhibition hall, and introduced Malaysian jackfruit to CAEXPO participants and the Chinese market.
Anwar held a bilateral meeting with Premier Li and attended a luncheon hosted by Li to celebrate his presence at CAEXPO this time. “Previously, Secretary of the Guangxi Provincial Party TYT Liu Ning was suggested to host me,” he said in a statement issued on Sunday during his working visit here to attend the 20th CAEXPO. In addition, Anwar also met with Chinese investors in Malaysia, namely China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) and Huawei, and witnessed the exchange of three Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) worth RM19.84 billion between Malaysian and Chinese companies.
During his one-day working visit to Nanning, Anwar was accompanied by the Minister of Investment, Trade, and Industry, Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, the Minister of Local Government Development, Nga Kor Ming, the Deputy Foreign Minister, Datuk Mohamad Alamin, and the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Chan Foong Hin. Anwar’s plane arrived at Nanning Wuxu International Airport at 3:54 am local time.