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Agong grants audience to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

Agong grants audience to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah today granted an audience to Chinese Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi at Istana Negara here.

Comptroller of the Royal Household of Istana Negara Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin said the audience was the first for Wang Yi, who is on a two-day official visit to Malaysia.

Also present were Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah, Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia Ouyang Yujing and Foreign Ministry secretary-general Datuk Amran Mohamed Zin.

Ahmad Fadil said during their meeting, which lasted 45 minutes, His Majesty and the minister discussed various matters relating to bilateral relations between Malaysia and China which had existed since 1974.

“The discussion of the two leaders also touched on efforts to bring trade and economic cooperation between the two countries to greater heights following the elevation of Malaysia-China relations to Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in 2013.

“Both countries will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the partnership next year,” he said in a statement.

More to come. – Bernama