KUALA LUMPUR: China’s Deputy Prime Minister Li Lanqing will make a four-day official visit to Malaysia from today.
Li’s visit, at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, is expected to provide him with a glimpse of Malaysia and the opportunities available to both countries in areas of mutual interest, a Wisma Putra statement said.
Li will be visiting Melaka and Pulau Langkawi. He will be accompanied by his wife, Zhang Suzhen, two ministers, four deputy ministers and other government officials.
China’s delegation comprises 62 government officials and media representatives, it said.
The programme includes an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Syed Putra Jamalullail and meetings with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Abdullah.
After his visit to Malaysia, Li is expected to visit Myanmar, India, South Africa and Thailand, the statement added. – Bernama.