Beijing, Feb 1: Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah on assumption of duties as Malaysia's 16th supreme head of state, local media reported on Friday.
In his congratulatory message to Abdullah, Xi said that China and Malaysia are traditional friendly neighbors and important cooperation partners, adding that he attaches great importance to the development of bilateral relations.
Noting that this year marks the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries, Xi said China is willing to work together with Malaysia to enhance mutual political trust, expand pragmatic cooperation, and deepen their comprehensive strategic partnership, so as to better benefit the two countries and peoples.
Abdullah was sworn in as Malaysia's 16th king on Thursday. (UNI)