BEIJING, Jan 22 (Asia Free Press): Li Zhanshu, chairman of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, during a virtual meeting with Azhar Azizan Harun, Speaker of the Lower House of Malaysian Parliament, remarked that China and Malaysia to enhance parliamentary exchanges, according to local media.
Li said that under the strategic guidance of the leaders of the two countries, the China-Malaysia comprehensive strategic partnership has deepened and developed steadily, making positive contributions to the development of both countries, and to regional peace and long-lasting stability, Xinhua reported.
Li claimed that China is ready to stand to work with Malaysia on priority basis to consolidate strategic mutual trust. Adding that the two regional countries will support one another on issues concerning each other’s core interests and major concerns, expand anti-pandemic cooperation, strengthen cooperation on vaccine filling and production, and strengthen cooperation on the research and development of drugs.
Li also unfolded, “China is willing to vigorously promote cooperation on key projects, explore new development opportunities, consolidate public support for people-to-people exchanges in culture, tourism, sports and other areas”.
In addition, Li further said, China will uphold the principles of hosting a green, inclusive, open and clean Olympic Games, and deliver a streamlined, safe and splendid Olympics for the world.
Li also stressed that the long-term close exchanges between the legislatures of China and Malaysia have played an important role in deepening bilateral relations. China’s NPC is ready to work with the Malaysian parliament to carry forward the tradition of friendship, and strengthen exchanges and cooperation between the two countries.
In his part, Azhar Azizan Harun said, Malaysia attaches great importance to developing good and understandable relations with China and is willing to continuously expand mutually beneficial cooperation with China in all areas.
He appreciates China for its support in the fight against COVID-19 and combating floods.
Azizan also said the Malaysian parliament would like to strengthen friendly exchanges with China’s NPC, enhance experience-sharing on state governance, and promote the in-depth development of the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership.
China and Malaysia have a mutual relation for long so decades. China and Malaysia started their diplomatic ties in 1974. Also, Malaysia has been China’s top trading partner within Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for five years in a row since 2008.