Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today discussed his upcoming visit to China with China’s top diplomat Wang Yi.
Wang, who is China’s State Councillor and Foreign Affairs Minister, had called on Mahathir at Perdana Putra. He is on a two-day working visit to Malaysia beginning yesterday.
Mahathir and Wang also discussed bilateral and regional issues as well as investment and transportation at their meeting which lasted for about 90 minutes.
Also present was China’s Ambassador to Malaysia Bai Tian.
Wang had called on Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah at Wisma Putra yesterday and they had talks for almost three hours discussing bilateral and regional issues.
Wang said his visit to Malaysia was to make preparations with his Malaysian counterpart for Mahathir's official visit to China in mid-August.
Wang visited Malaysia in 2013 and 2015 in his capacity as China's foreign affairs minister.
It is his first visit to Malaysia after his March promotion to state councillor, the top diplomatic post in China's power hierarchy.