KOTA KINABALU, Dec 28 — The Sabah government, through the Sabah Economic Advisory Council (SEAC), is planning a visit to China to attract more investors after the COVID-19 pandemic ends, Chief Minister Datuk Hajiji Noor said.

He said Sabah needed China’s assistance and support especially in the tourism, property investment, infrastructure and agriculture sectors to stimulate the state’s economic growth.

“The Sabah government will enhance the existing good relations and bilateral cooperation with China. Good relations between Sabah/Malaysia and China have benefitted both parties, especially in terms of trade and economic interests,” he said in a statement today.

Hajiji said this to Chinese Consul General in Kota Kinabalu, Liang Caide, who paid a courtesy visit on him at the Sabah State Administrative Centre here today.

He also expressed hope that the close relations between Sabah and China would continue to be strengthened and the spirit of friendship and brotherhood would grow.

He also thanked the Chinese government, on behalf of the state government, for the contribution of 50,000 face masks which were presented by Liang.

Meanwhile, Liang gave assurance that the Chinese government would provide the assistance needed by Sabah.

He also expressed confidence that Sabah would be able to fight the COVID-19 pandemic under the leadership of Hajiji.

He invited Hajiji to visit China after the pandemic ended to look at potential investments for both parties, including in the fields of information technology and agriculture.


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