Mahathir discusses China visit with its top diplomat

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says his visit to Malaysia is to make preparations for Mahathir’s official visit to China in mid-August. (Bernama pic)

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today discussed his upcoming visit to China with its top diplomat Wang Yi.

Wang, who is a councillor in China’s State Council 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 about 90 minutes.

Present was China’s ambassador to Malaysia Bai Tian.

Wang had called on Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah at Wisma Putra yesterday and they met 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 being promoted as a member of the State Council in March.