|Wang Qishan Meets with Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail of Malaysia|
On July 9, 2019, Vice President Wang Qishan met with Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail of Malaysia at Zhongnanhai.
Wang Yi expressed, it is better to have a close neighbor than a distant relative. China and Malaysia enjoy a long-standing history of friendly exchanges and a profound public opinion foundation. At present, China is striving to realize its two centennial goals while Malaysia is also committed to completing its Vision 2030. The leaders of the two countries have jointly forged China-Malaysia comprehensive strategic partnership, charting the course for the development of bilateral relations. The two sides should take the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relationship as an opportunity to cement exchanges in various fields and at various levels, deepen mutually beneficial cooperation in fields including the joint building of the Belt and Road Initiative, enhance people-to-people and cultural exchanges as well as mutual learning of experience in social governance, constantly tighten the bond of both sides' interests, and carry forward China-Malaysia friendly feelings, in a bid to better benefit the two peoples.
Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said, the Malaysian side attaches great importance to its relations with China. The Malaysian side stands ready to work with the Chinese side to well carry forward and develop Malaysia-China traditional friendship, deepen exchanges and cooperation in various fields, and tap into potentials for cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative in Malaysia and the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, so as to constantly enrich the strategic connotation of Malaysia-China relations.