KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah on Tuesday (Sept 6) spoke highly of the economic ties with China and encouraged the sharing of cutting-edge technologies between the two countries, reported Xinhua.

At the opening ceremony of the 2022 China Smart Industry Trade Exhibition and Forum, Saifuddin expressed his gratitude to China for its contribution to Malaysia’s economic development.

Speaking of China’s development in high-tech and digital economy, he said China was “a leading powerhouse” not only in innovation but also in the application of technology.

In a congratulatory message to this exhibition, Saifuddin said: “It is our hope that the entrepreneurs from China, through this trade exhibition, will use this networking platform to collaborate with Malaysian partners and vice versa.”

In his speech at the ceremony, Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia Ouyang Yujing said that science, technology and innovation cooperation was always an important part of China-Malaysia bilateral relations and has built up strong momentum.

“In the post-Covid-19 era, China will work with Malaysia to improve cooperation in R&D as well as application of high-tech in smart manufacturing, explore new cooperation areas, improve people’s life quality, and accelerate the country’s industrial transformation,” he said.

Ouyang said this exhibition would deepen the mutual understanding between Chinese and Malaysian technology companies, and would create a solid foundation for comprehensive and multilevel cooperation in the future.

The 2022 China Smart Industry Trade Exhibition and Forum attracted around 60 Chinese and Malaysian technology companies and organisations. – Bernama