11 Jul 2012
On 10 July 2012, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi met with Malaysian Foreign Minister on the sidelines of ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meetings in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Yang Jiechi said that China and Malaysia have had frequent high-level contacts, highly productive business cooperation and trade, and expanding exchanges and cooperation in such areas as education, science, technology, culture and tourism. China attaches great importance to developing the China-Malaysia strategic cooperative, will continue to have close cooperation with Malaysia, speed up practical cooperation, step up cultural and people-to-people exchanges, and work for greater development of China-Malaysia relations.
On regional cooperation, Yang said that Malaysia is an important member of ASEAN, has been China's largest trading partner among ASEAN countries for four years in a row, and made important contribution to the growth of China-ASEAN relations. China will continue to work with Malaysia in political, economic, people-to-people and cultural fields to consolidate the sound momentum of growth of China-ASEAN relations.
Malaysian Foreign Minister said that the government and leaders of Malaysia are committed to growing the friendly relations with China and are satisfied with the development of the relations. He said that Malaysia feels that China is its trustworthy partner, that a growing and strong is conducive to Malaysia, and that it will further deepen practical cooperation with China in various fields. Malaysia appreciates China's positive measures for bilateral and regional cooperation, and will further enhance communication and cooperation in international affairs, in particular, the two sides will have close coordination of positions on issues of mutual interest.