KUALA LUMPUR, May 16, 2020 - Malaysia and China are committed to further enhancing existing defence cooperation between the two countries.

Senior Minister Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob expressed this commitment to China Defence Minister, General Wei Fenghe during a phone call between the two leaders.
During the call, Defence Minister, and his counterpart also discussed regional and international security challenges of mutual interest, including the South China Sea.

In addition, the focus of the discussions between the two ministers in their commitments to strengthen bilateral defence cooperation in addressing the Covid-19 pandemic.
In the discussion, both ministers updated each other on the prevention and control measures undertaken by both countries to fight the disease.

According to a statement from the Defence Ministry, both leaders agreed that it was critical for countries to continue working together to contain the spread of the virus.

In this regard, the Defence Minister of Malaysia extended his sincere appreciation to the Ministry of National Defence of the People’s Republic of China for the contribution of medical supplies consisting of 13 medical items and equipment.

"The contribution from China is invaluable and would support the frontliners from the Malaysian Armed Forces," the statement said.