By BORNEOTODAY REPORTERS
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Mohd Shafie bin Apdal and his wife, Datin Seri Panglima Shuryani Shuaib Saturday morning (April 20, 2019) left for a five-day working visit to China.
They were accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister who is also Minister of Trade and Industry, Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Madius Tangau as well as some 32 businessmen representing various industries in Sabah.
The trade delegation from Sabah, the first to be led by Datuk Shafie since he took office as Chief Minister, arrived in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province just before noon.
The delegation called on Governor Yi Lianhong of Jiangxi Province after a lunch hosted by the province.
Later they visited the headquarters of Jiangxi Copper Corporation.
On Sunday, Datuk Shafie and entourage will head to Shenzen.
There they will visit the Xinyi Glass Holdings Ltd Factory in Dongguan. The Chinese company has agreed to invest in a glass manufacturing factory in Sabah.
Later in the day they will visit the Huawei office and factory.
On Tuesday, Datuk Shafie will deliver a keynote address on Trade and Investment Opportunities in Sabah, organised by the Ministry of Trade and Industry Sabah and Shenzhen Commercial Bureau.
Several Memoranda of Understanding between Sabah companies and Chinese investors are expected to be formalised.
The Chief Minister will return on Wednesday.