Malaysia-China meet to discuss vaccine


PETALING JAYA: The development of China’s Covid-19 vaccine, economic cooperation and post-pandemic collaboration will be among the issues that will be discussed at a bilateral meeting between the foreign ministers of Malaysia and China.

Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein is hosting the meeting with his counterpart Wang Yi (pic).

The Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang is on a two-day official visit beginning today.

Also on the agenda are strengthening existing ties and cooperation between the two countries.

“They are also expected to discuss regional and global issues of common concern,” Wisma Putra said in a statement.

It said the visit would be conducted in full compliance with the Health Ministry’s health and safety measures.

These include standard operating procedure approved by the Special Ministerial Meeting on the movement control order on Oct 1 and 3, as announced by Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

These measures include mandatory swab test three days before arriving at the country’s international airport along with a second swab test sample upon arrival at the airport.

“The delegates would be escorted from the airport to the hotel, then to the event venue and to the airport again for departure following a controlled itinerary.

“Delegates could only fly in via private airplanes,” said Wisma Putra.

Wang Yi had last visited Malaysia in 2018.

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