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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak Meets with Special Envoy of the Chinese Government Zhang Yesui

On March 26, 2014, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak met in Kuala Lumpur with Zhang Yesui, Special Envoy of the Chinese government and Vice Foreign Minister.

Zhang Yesui said that the Chinese leaders have been highly concerned about the updates of the incident and worried about the safety of all the passengers including 154 Chinese citizens aboard the flight all the time since the Malaysia Airlines flight lost contact. They have instructed the Chinese departments concerned to work closely with the Malaysian side to well organize the search, rescue and investigation. Nineteen days have passed since the flight went missing, and the search and rescue operations remain the top priority now, which cannot be stopped and cannot be slacked. China will further step up search efforts. We hope the Malaysian side could strengthen information communications with the Chinese side, provide China with comprehensive and accurate information and evidence related to the flight's "ending" in the South Indian Ocean, do its utmost coordinating all the countries concerned to continue their search efforts, and well console the families of the passengers.

Prime Minister Najib Razak welcomed and thanked China for the assistance and help to the Malaysian side in handling the incident of the loss of contact of the flight. He said that Malaysia would try its best to offer timely and accurate information, and intensify efforts for the search in relevant waters in South Indian Ocean, and will go all out to well organize relevant work including consoling the families.

On the same day, Zhang Yesui also met with Malaysian Minister of Defence and Acting Minister of Transport Hishammuddin Hussein, and Malaysia Airlines Chairman Mohammed Nor Mohammed Yusof and CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya.

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