KUALA LUMPUR - The second "Belt and Road Initiative: Malaysia-China Business Dialogue" is jointly organised by Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) and the Chinese Communist Party's China Economic Cooperation Centre (CECC).
The event brings together entrepreneurs from both countries to explore commercial opportunities in order to forge closer trade ties.
MCA President Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, when delivering his opening remarks, said Malaysia is a vital point along the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road under China's Belt and Road Initiative.
"Our multi-racial, multi-cultural, multi-lingual and multi-religious society is the pillar of our nation building, and also our greatest international competitive advantage.
"Malaysia's advantage in this regard has allowed us the ability to establish a crucial 'popular communication' with China, Asean, West Asia and India.
"Through this, China will be able to strengthen cooperative ties with countries along the Belt and Road, further boosting its economic and trade relationships," he said.
The whole-day dialogue will feature forums on Finance, Trade and Investment; Infrastructure and Logistics; E-commerce and Green Industry; and Agricultural Products and Halal Certification.
Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Malaysia (ACCCIM) president Datuk Ter Leong Yap said 120 Malaysian companies and 62 Chinese companies will be participating in the business matching sessions organised as part of the dialogue.