Malaysian Prime Minister affirms support for one-China policy in meeting with Chinese Premier

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19th June 2024 – (Kuala Lumpur) Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim affirmed Malaysia’s commitment to the one-China policy and expressed unwavering support for China’s reunification, emphasizing that his country does not endorse any activities or statements advocating “Taiwan independence.” These statements were made during a meeting between Anwar and Chinese Premier Li Qiang.

Premier Li Qiang reciprocated by stating China’s willingness to collaborate with Malaysia in promoting the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence and Asian values centred around peace, cooperation, inclusiveness, and integration. Both leaders also emphasized the importance of preserving the centrality of ASEAN in regional cooperation.

Significantly, Premier Li Qiang and Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim reached an agreement to expedite negotiations for the third version of the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area (FTA), commonly referred to as version 3.0. This commitment aims to foster a stronger and more interconnected China-ASEAN community, founded on a shared future.