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Xi Jinping and Supreme Head Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah of Malaysia Exchange Congratulatory Messages on the 45th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between China and Malaysia
2019-05-31

On May 31, 2019, President Xi Jinping and Supreme Head Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah of Malaysia exchanged congratulatory messages on the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Malaysia.

In his message, Xi Jinping pointed out that China and Malaysia are friendly neighbors and important cooperative partners. Since the establishment of diplomatic relations 45 years ago, China-Malaysia relations have grown stronger with fruitful practical cooperation, which has brought tangible benefits to the two peoples and made positive contributions to regional stability and development. Both China and Malaysia are at a crucial stage of development and enjoy broad prospects for cooperation. I attach great importance to China-Malaysia relations and hope the two sides will take the opportunity of jointly building the Belt and Road Initiative to better align the development strategies, inject new connotations into the China-Malaysia comprehensive strategic partnership and add new impetus to regional development.

Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah said in the message that the Malaysian side is glad to see that the bilateral relations have been bearing fruits in the past 45 years and the friendship between the two peoples has been continuously deepened. The Malaysian side earnestly hopes that Malaysia-China relations will continue to develop and benefit the two peoples.

On the same day, Premier Li Keqiang and Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia also exchanged congratulatory messages. Li Keqiang expressed in the message that the Chinese side is willing to work with the Malaysian side to take the opportunity of the 45th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations to promote bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership for greater development and practical cooperation in various fields for more outcomes in a bid to benefit the two countries and their people. In his message, Mahathir Mohamad spoke highly of China's sustainable growth and peaceful development, saying that the two countries enjoy close and friendly relations and that the Malaysian side hopes to expand bilateral cooperation with the Chinese side.

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