Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan (R) meets with Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 12, 2019. (Xinhua/Ding Lin)
BEIJING, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan met here Thursday with visiting Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah.
Noting that China and Malaysia have enjoyed friendly exchanges for around a thousand years, Wang said the in-depth development of bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership in recent years has brought tangible benefits to the two peoples.
Wang said that for any nation to achieve prosperity, it must go through a long and arduous process. He called for vision and thoughts to understand uncertainties in today's world, make wise choices, seize opportunities and overcome challenges.
Saifuddin said Malaysia attaches great importance to developing relations with China, firmly supports and will actively participate in the Belt and Road cooperation.
Malaysia opposes trade wars and will continue to expand cooperation with China in economy, trade, and people-to-people exchanges, he said, expressing Malaysia's readiness to play a positive role in promoting ASEAN-China relations.
Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee, and Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi also met with Saifuddin on Thursday.