KUALA LUMPUR, Plantation and Commodities Deputy Minister Datuk Chan Fong Hin is set to lead the Malaysian delegation to China for a working visit and agri-commodity promotions from July 8 to July 12, 2024.

In a statement today, the Ministry of Plantation and Commodities (KPK) said that the visit was organised by the ministry in collaboration with the Palm Oil Research and Technical Service Institute of Malaysian Palm Oil Board (PORTSIM China).

‘During the visit, the deputy minister is set to have a high-level meeting with his counterpart from the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC), Ecology and Environment Minister of the People’s Republic of China (MEE) and Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (MOFCOM) to discuss the impending issue between Malaysia and China, especially on agri-commodity trade,’ the ministry said.

Besides that, Chan is scheduled to deliver a keynote address at the 15th China International Cereals and Oils Industry Summit, in which
he will emphasise the significance of palm oil and its role in global food security.

‘He will also highlight Malaysia’s commitment to sustainable palm oil production through the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification and underscore the vital trade relationship between the two nations, leveraging the Belt and Road Initiative to enhance exports of various agri-commodity products to China,’ it said.

Chan is also expected to deliver an opening speech at the Roundtable Dialogue on the ‘Malaysia-China Green Value Chain Partnership: Promoting low-carbon development and a just transition in palm oil, enhancing the green economy, and supporting resilient recovery’.

‘Among the message of the speech will be Malaysia’s commitment to sustainability through the MSPO certification and efforts to reduce carbon emissions, including the implementation of biodiesel blending programmes aiming to reach B30 by 2030,’ it added.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency