MANILA: The current bilateral relations between China and Malaysia have been described as the best in history and Beijing is according high priority in its ties with Kuala Lumpur.
The sentiment is shared during a meeting between President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak here Tuesday.
"Xi and I agree the state of bilateral relations is at its best based on mutual trust and friendly cooperation between the two countries as close partners," Najib said after the 45-minute meeting.
Both leaders are here to attend the Apec Summit. The meeting with Najib was requested by Xi.
Xi also explained to Najib on the Chinese economy saying that despite the economic slowdown, China was confident of achieving 7% percent growth this year.
The Chinese president expressed appreciation over Malaysia's chairmanship of Asean this year and wanted to see the opportunities available once the Asean Community is set up from Jan 1.
He also said China would like to wrap up negotiations of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership by the end of next year.
Najib said he expressed his wish to see more tourists from China, adding that Xi explained that the impact of the MH370 crash had passed.
"He said there is a deep political mutual trust between China and Malaysia and he enjoys good working relations with me," Najib added.
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