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Chinese premier meets Malaysian PM, ASEAN secretary-general


16:55, October 21, 2011

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) has working breakfast with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in Nanning, capital of southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Oct. 21, 2011. Najib Razak was in Nanning to attend the Eighth China-ASEAN Expo and the Eighth China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit. (Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng)

NANNING, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Friday met with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Surin Pitsuwan respectively in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

The meetings were held on the sidelines of the 8th China-ASEAN Expo and the 8th China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit, which both opened on Friday morning in Nanning.

During his meeting with Najib, who is also Malaysia's Finance Minister, Wen spoke highly of the deepening friendship and increasing strategic cooperation between the two countries.

"Facing a complicated international and regional situation, it will be beneficial for both countries, as well as China-ASEAN ties and East Asian cooperation, to strengthen China-Malaysia cooperation," Wen said.

He called on the two countries to continue to expand cooperation in trade, economics, investment, finance and technology and to maintain close communication and coordination on major issues in order to promote the development of bilateral ties.

Najib said Malaysia attaches high importance to its relationship with China and will work to deepen bilateral cooperation. Malaysia will also work with China to promote the sound and stable development of ASEAN-China relations.

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