President of Malaysia-China Friendship Association Visits CIYEC

Updated: 2024-06-04

Zhang Hua, Director of the China International Youth Exchange Center (CIYEC), met with a six-member delegation led by Dato Abdul Majid, President of the Malaysia-China Friendship Association and former Malaysian ambassador to China, on May 29.

Zhang extended a warm welcome to Majid on his visit and expressed appreciation for the support from the Malaysia-China Friendship Association. He said that the CIYEC has attached great importance to exchanges with Malaysia, and substantial progress has been made over the past years in such areas as economic and trade cooperation between young entrepreneurs of the two countries and youth-driven technological innovation.

The CIYEC, taking the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Malaysia as an opportunity, is willing to work together with the Malaysia-China Friendship Association to carry forward the tradition of friendly exchanges between the two countries, constantly nurture new growth areas for cooperation, and make contributions to deeper and more substantive progress towards a China-Malaysia community with a shared future, Zhang said.

Majid spoke highly of the CIYEC’s positive efforts in promoting Malaysia-China youth exchanges in recent years. He stressed that the future of Malaysia-China relations lies with the youth, and expressed the hope to further strengthen pragmatic cooperation with the CIYEC from this new starting point, and build a platform for cooperation between young entrepreneurs of the two countries in such areas as artificial intelligence, new energy vehicles, and semiconductors, in a bid to promote the steady and sustained development of Malaysia-China relations and inject new impetus into the prosperity and development of both countries and the region.

The delegation also visited the Secretariat of the China-ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Association. Tan Keng Kang, Secretary General of the Malaysia-China Friendship Association; Ng Chin Long, Deputy Secretary General of the Malaysia-China Friendship Association; Loh Wee Keng, Chairman of the Malaysian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China; and heads of Department of East Asian Affairs of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and the CIYEC’s Economic Cooperation Department also attended the meeting.