China, Malaysia achieve wide range of consensuses on cooperation: Wang Yi

Source: Xinhua| 2020-10-13 18:44:22|Editor: huaxia

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- China and Malaysia have achieved a series of consensus on a wide range of issues including strengthening bilateral cooperation, fighting COVID-19, and maintaining peace and stability in the South China Sea, among others, visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here on Tuesday.

Both countries have agreed to strengthen strategic coordination and bring the China-Malaysia comprehensive strategic partnership to a higher level, Wang said during a joint press conference with Malaysian Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein following their bilateral meeting.

Both countries have agreed to further deepen cooperation to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, he added.

Meanwhile, both sides have agreed to explore the establishment of three important channels including fast track for essential travel, green lane for the movement of goods and lifeline for transportation of food supplies in order to keep the industrial and supply chains open and smooth and ensure the security of critical strategic supplies, he said.

Both countries have agreed to speed up the Belt and Road cooperation, build an open world economy, and advance the China-ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) cooperation, he said.

Both countries have agreed to maintain peace and stability in the South China Sea. Both are of the view that the South China Sea should not be a ground for major power wrestling, teeming with warships, he said.

Both countries have agreed to step up cooperation in international affairs, he added.

Wang pointed out that while COVID-19 is having profound impact on our world today, it is even more imperative to deliver on the call of the times in pursuing peace and development as the trend towards win-win cooperation is gaining momentum.

In the historic process of human progress and solidarity, China and Malaysia, as two responsible countries, will definitely be able to make due and important contributions, work with other countries in the world to open up a better future with greater prosperity. Enditem