Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak and President of China Xi Jinping held a bilateral meeting in Manila November 17. Both leaders are in Philippines for APEC Leaders’ Meeting.
“We agreed that relations between Malaysia and China is now at the highest level in history,” the Malaysian prime minister said in his website NajibRazak.com, written in Malaysian language translated through Google Translate.
“President Xi voiced China will give high priority to its relations with Malaysia and continue to support efforts to strengthen the strategic relationship between the two countries,” he added.
The Malaysian leader added that they tackled the West Philippine Sea issue. “On the issue of the South China Sea, although it is a complex issue, China appreciates the approach taken by Malaysia through the ‘silent diplomacy’.”
“President Xi [is] comfortable with Malaysia’s non-confrontational approach, but for diplomacy in resolving the issue,” he said. “Our priority is not to raise tensions but rather to emphasize the importance of maintaining peace and harmony.”