Premier Li Keqiang visited the Malaysian state of Malacca on Nov 22, which is located in the southern region of the Malay Peninsula.
Premier Li made a stop at a museum that commemorates Zheng He, the intercontinental voyager who is believed to be the initiator of the ancient Maritime Silk Road. He also met with the Malaccan governor and inspected a miniature of an industrial park.
Malacca has not only played a critical role in the China-Malaysia friendship since ancient times, but also stands at a key point along the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, which is part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
Malacca State established a friendly partnership with South China’s Guangdong province in September, and the industrial park is a major project currently under construction by companies from both sides.
Premier Li said he hopes that what is going on in Malacca will serve as an example for future bilateral cooperation and for the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative among Southeast Asian countries.