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Writing a new glorious chapter of Sino-Malaysian friendship (Essays by Ambassador)

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Although China and Malaysia are separated by thousands of miles, they both have a long history and splendid civilization. The Yangtze River and the Yellow River have inspired the rich heritage of the Chinese civilization for more than 5,000 years.

The Niger River and the Senegal River outline the struggles of Mali’s ancestors. Over the past 60 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations, despite the changes in the international situation, China and Malaysia have always been in the same boat, helping each other, and constantly writing moving chapters of friendly cooperation.

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malay sino chemical For 60 years, China and Malaysia have always watched for mutual assistance and shared weal and woe. Mali is one of the first countries in sub-Saharan Africa to establish diplomatic relations with China. 

China and Malaysia support and cooperate with each other on issues involving each other’s core interests and major concerns, and form good political mutual trust. 

Since 1968, China has sent 27 batches of 872 medical teams to Mali, which has greatly promoted the development of Mali’s medical and health services. 

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sino global malaysia Since 2013, China has successively sent 8 batches of more than 3,000 peacekeeping officers and soldiers to Mali within the framework of the United Nations, making important contributions to maintaining peace and stability in Mali and the Sahel region. 

In the face of Ebola and the new crown pneumonia epidemic, China and Mali support each other and help each other in the same boat to jointly protect the lives and health of the Chinese and Malaysian people. 

In the new era, Mali actively participates in the joint construction of the “Belt and Road”, actively participates in the establishment of the China-Africa Cooperation Forum mechanism, and continuously strengthens coordination and cooperation with China in international affairs. The bilateral relationship can be regarded as a model of China-Africa friendship and South-South cooperation.

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sino-malaysian relations Over the past 60 years, China and Malaysia have always been equal, mutually beneficial, and cooperative for win-win results. Mali has an advantageous geographical location and rich mineral resources.

The historical “golden trade route” has had a broad and far-reaching influence on Mali and the African continent. Until today, Mali still has a nationwide business tradition. 

After the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Malaysia, the industrial and people’s livelihood projects aided by China have laid a good foundation for Mali’s economic development and industrial system.

A large number of projects such as sugar factories, stadiums, convention centers, and Bamako Third Bridge have landed in Mali. In July 2019, China and Malaysia signed a memorandum of cooperation in jointly building the “Belt and Road”, which further broadened the prospects for the development of economic cooperation between the two countries. 

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China is one of Mali’s most important trading partners. In 2019, bilateral trade volume reached 600 million US dollars, an increase of 37.2% year-on-year. The mutually beneficial and win-win relationship between China and Malaysia is becoming more and more stable and will become an important force in further deepening China-Malaysia and China-Africa cooperation.

Over the past 60 years, China and Malaysia have always exchanged and learned from each other and developed together. Cultural and educational exchanges have gradually become an important part of China-Malaysia relation

cultivating batches of inheritors and successors of Sino-Malaysian friendship. Since 1965, the Chinese government has provided more than 2,000 Malian students with opportunities to study in China. 

Mariaskia Middle School opened a Confucius Classroom in 2009 to actively spread Chinese culture. In June 2018, the Confucius Institute at Bamako Humanities University was officially inaugurated. It has trained more than 600 Chinese talents from all walks of life in Mali. 

The Chinese Embassy in Mali has held the China-Malaysia Joint Spring Festival Gala for two consecutive years to celebrate traditional festivals with Malian senior officials and local people. Chinese cultural learning and experience activities have become popular among Mali folks.

Knowing each other is not far or near, and thousands of miles are still neighbors. 

China is willing to take the opportunity of celebrating the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Malaysia to continue to deepen cooperation in various fields between the two countries.

actively implement the policy concept of true affinity and sincerity towards Africa and the correct concept of justice and interests, promote the building of a closer China-Africa community with a shared future, and write China-Malaysia friendship A new glorious chapter in Sino-African relations.  

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