KUANTAN: Pahang businessmen organised a get-together cum dinner in a symbolic friendship gesture with their Chinese counterparts at a hotel here.
The programme was mooted by Pahang Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, led by its president Tan Sri Lam Kam Sang.
Present to lend support were Pahang Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia deputy chairman Datuk Seri Low Long Yang and Huazong life honorary president Tan Sri Pheng Yin Huah.
The guest of honour was China’s ambassador to Malaysia Bai Tian.
In his speech, Lam welcomed all to Kuantan.
“Over the years, we have become acquainted with six former Chinese ambassadors, who had served diligently in Malaysia to help strengthen closer ties between both countries.
“Bai Tian is the seventh whom we had the opportunity to be in close contact with, ” he said.
Lam expressed hope that the relationship of both countries will continue to remain vibrant and strong in many years to come.
He said members will continue to strive for closer rapport and work together for common good.
“I am confident His Excellency, with his vast experience, will do his very best to further improve Malaysia-China ties, ” he said.
Lam pointed out that it was a challenging time now with the ongoing trade war with the United States and a new government at the helm.
He urged members to remain resilient to face the economic uncertainties ahead.
“We should be optimistic and find new ways to prosper and thrive together.
“Malaysia shares many common traits with China such as culture, religion and language so we should use these to our advantage in seizing business opportunities, ” he said.
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