KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will continue to make sure that it is easy for the Chinese to do business in the country despite the ongoing review of several projects.
International Trade and Industry Minister Darell Leiking said the Malaysian government only wanted to clean up any dealing that might have gone wrong.
“My commitment is – myself, the ambassador and our counterparts in China – we will make sure it will be easy for the Chinese to do business here.
“We will try to make it the same for Malaysians who want to invest in China and make sure that trade continues to grow.
“Take it from me or the Malaysian government, no matter what happens with the review of the contracts or should there be any cancellation, it will not destabilise our relations,” Leiking said in his speech at the “Building a Better Future Together” photo exhibition organised by the Chinese Embassy here.
Also present was Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia Bai Tian.
Urging China to buy more products from Malaysia, Leiking said the country was beginning to stabilise.
“We need your businesses. We need you to continue importing from us. As the Trade Minister, I hope you all can buy a lot from Malaysia and bring back to China, ” he said.
Speaking to reporters later, Bai said there were some “minor issues” in Malaysia-China relations.
“I believe these minor issues will be properly dealt with.
“The bottomline is that we should try to get mutually agreeable, win-win solutions to any problem that arises,” he said.
Earlier in his speech, Bai said relations between the two countries had entered a new historical period, with Malaysia starting on its journey of building a “New Malaysia” and China trying to achieve its own goals.
“We believe there is big potential and bright prospects for future bilateral relations and cooperation,” he said.
Organised jointly by the embassy of the People’s Republic of China with the Malaysia-China Culture and Arts Association, the two-day photo exhibition commemorates the 40th anniversary of the country’s reforms and opening up.
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