Dalian economic and trade delegation paid a visit to Malaysia and held the Malaysia-Dalian Economic and Trade Cooperation Conference in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. Mayor Xiao Shengfeng communicated with people in industrial and commercial circles face to face, answered questions from participants, and introduced the construction of free trade pilot zone, national independent innovative demonstration bases, and Dalian’s advantages in science and technology, humanity, industry, nature, policy, etc. Xiao Shengfeng expects the attendees to come to Dalian frequently to know more about Dalian and seek opportunity for mutual development. Invited to be present at the meeting were Shi Ziming, economic and commercial counselor of embassy of the PRC in Malaysia, deputy head of Malaysia's Ministry of International Trade and Industry, secretary of Malaysian Chinese Association, deputy head of China General Chamber of Commerce in Malaysia, Li Xingyu, ececutive director of Institute for Social and Economic Research, Luo Dongsheng, secretary general of Dalian Municipal Government, etc. The conference was greatly concerned by Malaysia government departments, relevant industry organizations and well-known enterprises, attracted the participation of more than 60 departments, associations and enterprises such as Malaysian Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysian Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Small and Medium-sized Industry Association, Car Industry Association, Malaysia-China Friendship Association, Port Klang Free Zone Group, Genting Group, NBC Group, BONIA Group andSHC Group.
At the meeting, the attendees watched the advertising video about Dalian. Mayor Xiao Shengfeng delivered an impassioned speech on Dalian’s economic and social development. In such irresistible tides of economic globalization, investment liberalization, trade facilitation and information internationalization, the Belt and Road Initiative advocated by Chinese Government has become an significant strategy for win-win cooperation among countries. Malaysia is an important node of countries along the Belt and Road and plays an significant role in the construction of Belt and Road. The purpose of Dalian economic and trade delegation to Malaysia is to deepen mutual understanding, strengthen friendship and facilitate mutually beneficial cooperation. Dalian hopes to strengthen communication and cooperation with Malaysia in commerce, port logistics, and infrastructure construction of ports and cities, tourism, advanced manufacturing to achieve a win-win situation.
Xiao Shengfeng's remarks struck a chord of the participants. Many people in Malaysia industrial and commercial circles conferred with Dalian economic and trade delegation on investment projects and specific policies in depth, and expressed their willing to make investment in Dalian. The head of Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce also introduced Malaysian economy, investment environment and opportunities, hoping that Dalian enterprises could make investment in Malaysia and achieve mutual benefit.