Friday 08 Dec 2023
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BEIJING (Nov 15): Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof is scheduled to have several bilateral meetings during the second part of his official visit to China. 

Fadillah, who is also Plantation and Commodity Minister, is on his maiden official visit to China from Nov 12-19, to strengthen cooperation in the field of research and development and capacity building in the field of commodities, especially in promoting the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification at the global level.

He is expected to meet with China’s Vice Premier Ding Xuexiang, Vice Premier Liu Guozhong and Minister of the General Administration of Customs of China Yu Jianhua.

Fadillah is also scheduled to attend a dinner hosted by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Tang Renjian, to attend a session with Malaysian students in Beijing and take part in an engagement session with the Malaysian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. 

He met with the Malaysian diaspora in Shanghai on Nov 12 and was greeted by the Malaysian Ambassador to the People's Republic of China, Datuk Norman Muhamad, upon his arrival at his hotel at 6pm here on Wednesday.

Fadillah witnessed the MSPO certificate award ceremony for Chinese company, Grand Oils and Fats (Dongguan) Co Ltd, in Shanghai on Tuesday (Nov 14).

Meanwhile, Malaysia and China celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership this year.

The two countries will celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations next year.

China has been Malaysia’s largest trading partner for the past 14 years.

Malaysia’s agricommodity exports to China contributed as much as 12.8% of Malaysia’s total agricommodity exports in 2022, with a value of RM26.46 billion, marking an 11% increase compared to 2021.

The Malaysian delegation will depart from Beijing to Kuala Lumpur on Nov 19.

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