China envoy meets Robert Kuok, says enhanced relations to come

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China envoy meets Robert Kuok, says enhanced relations to come

PETALING JAYA: China’s ambassador to Malaysia, Bai Tian, met with Robert Kuok, a member of the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) on Wednesday (May 23), to discuss continued cooperation between the two countries.

In an official statement on Wednesday (May 23), Bai spoke highly of the 94-year-old billionaire’s contributions to the development of Malaysia and the progress of China-Malaysia relations.

The statement was issued after Bai met Kuok on Wednesday.

The statement said they both agreed that friendly cooperation between China and Malaysia is in the fundamental interests of the two countries and two peoples.

“They believe that, as an important country along the 21st century maritime silk road under the Belt & Road Initiative, Malaysia could further benefit from mutually-beneficial and win-win cooperation with China,” it said.

“They recall the sound development of bilateral relations during Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s previous service as Prime Minister. They are both confident that during the term of the new government, China-Malaysia relations will achieve greater progress,” it added.

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/05/23/china-envoy-meets-robert-kuok-says-enhanced-relations-to-come/#XdeGG1uMdWkma9A7.99

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