Najib Returns Home After Landmark Visit To China

By Thursday June 4th, 2009 No Comments

SUBANG, June 5 (Bernama) — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak returned home from his four-day official visit to China, on Friday night.

Najib, who was accompanied by his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, and two children, Nooryana Najwa and Nor Ashman, arrived at the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) base here at 8.15pm.

The landmark visit described as successful by Najib had opened a new chapter in Malaysia-China relations.

The diplomatic relations between the two countries began six decades ago, but it was cemented in 1974 by second prime minister Tun Abdul Razak Hussein due to his farsightedness.

During the visit, Najib, among others, held talks with his counterpart, Wen Jiaboa on bilateral as well as regional and international issues confronting both countries.

The prime minister also paid a courtesy call on president Hu Jintao and witnessed the signing of several agreements and Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) between the two countries.

Among them was the partial abolition of visa agreement for holders of diplomatic and official or service passports of Malaysia and China for travel to each other’s countries.

Both countries also signed an MoU on the Joint Action Plan on Strategic Cooperation and another on the agreement on cooperation in marine science and technology.

Najib also officiated the opening of Zhongyou BSS (Qiangdao) Petropipe Co Ltd, a joint venture between Malaysia’s UMW Holdings Bhd, which holds a 49 per cent stake, and Baoji Petroleum Steel Pipe Co Ltd, a subsidiary of the China National Petroleum Corporation.

Source : Bernama

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