Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) meets with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in Vientiane, Laos, Sept. 7, 2016. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)
VIENTIANE, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said here Wednesday that China is ready to work with Malaysia to push bilateral relations and pragmatic cooperation in various fields to a higher level.
Li made the remarks while meeting his Malaysian counterpart, Najib Razak, on the sidelines of East Asia leaders' meetings in the Laotian capital of Vientiane.
China regards Malaysia as a friendly neighbor and a trustworthy partner, Li said, adding that bilateral relations have constantly made progress and cooperation in key areas has been developing smoothly.
China highly values its relations with Malaysia and is willing to work with the country to take their relations and pragmatic cooperation to a new high, Li said.
He also said that China is willing to join the efforts of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), of which Malaysia is a member, to safeguard regional peace and stability and promote common development and prosperity.
Razak said that Malaysia-China relations have solid foundations and good prospects and that Malaysia is pleased to see Chinese enterprises' participation in construction of Malaysian infrastructure and industrial parks.
Malaysia supports financial cooperation between the two countries, he said, adding that Malaysia is willing to work with China to promote relations and cooperation between ASEAN and China.