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Luncheon to honour visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping

Kuala Lumpur: The Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to China Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting announced that Malaysia-China Business Council together with other Chinese guilds and associations will host a welcome luncheon on Oct 4 to honour Chinese President Xi Jinping who is making an official visit to Malaysia next month.

Those involved in organizing the grand event include the Associated Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia, The Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia, Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce, Malaysia-China Friendship Association, Malaysia’s Seven Major Clans Association and Malaysia’s Association Supporting One-China Policy.

Tan Sri Ong, who is also MCBC Chairman and Organizing Chairman of the luncheon, said in a statement that besides official representatives of the Chinese delegation and those of participating Malaysian organizations, local corporate leaders and Chinese business and community leaders will be invited for the luncheon.

He said that Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak has also entrusted MCBC and the Ministry of International Trade and Industry to co-organize the “Malaysia-China Economic Summit” in conjunction with President Xi’s visit.

Both Dato’ Sri Najib and President Xi are expected to deliver their policy speeches at the summit which will also see the signing of the “Malaysia-China Economic and Trade Co-operation Five-Year Plan” charting the direction of bilateral co-operation and overseeing the implementation of various co-operative projects aimed at enhancing the welfare of the peoples of Malaysia and China.

Tan Sri Ong said top leaders of both Malaysia and China are paying close attention to the summit which will be held after the luncheon on the same day. It is being organized by Malaysian Industrial Development Authority, Malaysian External Trade Development Corporation, ACCCIM and Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce. There will be simultaneous interpretations in both the Chinese and English languages.

The summit expects participation by more than 1,000 top leaders from all industrial and business sectors and from all communities, said Tan Sri Ong. It represents a concrete step providing new impetus and direction that will take Malaysia-China economic and trade co-operation to a new height, with the ultimate goal of enhancing our shared prosperity.

Tan Sri Ong also described the official visit of President Xi as a new milestone in Malaysia-China relationship and a perfect curtain raiser for the 40th anniversary celebrations of the establishment of Malaysia-China diplomatic ties.

(Source: China Press, September 6)

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