KOTA KINABALU – The presence of the Consulate of China in Sabah will facilitate the needs of Chinese nationals visiting, working and staying in the State.
The Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said itt will also provide convenience in terms of visa requirements for Malaysians who wish to travel to China.
He said this during a courtesy call by the first Consul General of The People’s Republic of China in Kota Kinabalu, Chen Peijie to his official residence in Sri Gaya, here today.
In welcoming the setting up of the China Consulate General Office in Sabah he assured that the State Government would extend its assistance to the Consulate Office as Malaysians and China had close diplomatic ties since the days of former Prime Minister, Tun Abdul Razak.
“Malaysia is a significant trading partner of China’s and we in Sabah welcome further cooperation in tourism, agriculture and manufacturing,” he said.
He also said the security in Sabah has improved tremendously with the establishment of ESSCOM in the east coast of Sabah.
“We know how important it is to maintain the peace and Harmony as well as political stability in the state. Only then we can enjoy continue development and attract people to visit and invest in Sabah,” he said.
Chen said China and Malaysia have enjoyed a longstanding relationship and today the relations have been further strengthened.
“I feel very fortunate to be posted to Sabah at this opportune time, as the two countries are enjoying even closer ties,” she said.
Chen also noted the warmth and hospitality of the Sabah people, as well as the courtesy and cooperation extended to her by the state government especially in the consulate-general setting-up process.
“I look forward to continue to work together with the state government in bringing about further cooperation between Sabah and China,” she said. – SayangSabah