Chinese Premier congratulates Dr Mahathir on assuming office as Malaysian PM

BEIJING: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has congratulated Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on assuming office as Malaysian prime minister, according to a Xinhua report.

In a congratulatory message, Li said Dr Mahathir has made contributions to the development of Malaysia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, China-Malaysia relations as well as cooperation in East Asia.

Li said China pays great attention to its relations with Malaysia.

The two countries are neighbours with a traditional friendship and the development of bilateral relations has maintained a good momentum.

Li said he is willing to work with Dr Mahathir to promote the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership to better benefit both countries and their people. — Bernama