Premier Wen Jiabao and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Hold Small-scale Meeting

On the evening of April 27, 2011, visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib held a small-scale meeting. Wen also attended a banquet hosted by Najib.

Wen expressed happiness over his visit to Malaysia, his first in six years, and congratulated the country on its great achievements in economic and social development. Wen said Malaysia is a friendly neighbor of China, adding that the two countries, with their joint efforts, have continuously boosted their traditional friendship, and achieved rich fruits in their cooperation in various fields. China and Malaysia both are facing the major tasks of developing the economy and improving people's livelihood, Wen said. He said that he wishes both sides continue deepening strategic cooperation from a strategic and long-term perspective so as to create a more splendid future for their relations.

For his part, Najib expressed warm welcome for Wen's visit and said he is confident Wen's trip will further deepen bilateral pragmatic cooperation and bring the two countries' strategic cooperation onto a higher stage.

The two leaders also exchanged views on issues of common concern.

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