China is Sarawak’s major trading partner with trade valued at RM27.045 billion

Xing (thied left) presenting a memento to Awang Tengah in the presence of others.

KUCHING, Sept 21: China is Sarawak’s major trading partner, with RM27.045 billion worth of goods traded in 2021.

According to a statement today, the export value to China was RM18.6 billion mainly contributed by liquified natural gas, while imports were valued at RM8.4 billion, mainly in chemicals, mineral fuel, lubricants and manufactured articles.

Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan welcomed more companies from China to explore investment and trade opportunities in Sarawak.

He expressed this when receiving a courtesy call from the Consul General of the Republic of China in Kuching His Excellency Xing Weiping at his office here today.

Both leaders acknowledged that Sarawak as part of Malaysia and China has maintained a good relationship after establishing diplomatic relations in 1974, be it between governments, businesses and social exchanges.

During the meeting, they discussed various subjects of common interests and exchanged ideas and views, especially in trade and investment where Sarawak and China can collaborate.

The potential areas include infrastructure development, digitalisation, high-technology, oil and gas, petrochemical, commercial agriculture and many more.

Deputy Minister for International Trade, Industry and Investment Datuk Dr Malcolm Mussen Lamoh, Ministry’s advisor for small and medium enterprise (SME) development Datuk Mohd Naroden Majais as well as Deputy Consul General Song Changhong were among those present. — DayakDaily