Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has called for China to revive the push for Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) projects post-pandemic.

“Translating lofty ideals into practical reality, solidarity and cooperation are best exemplified in the realisation of the Belt and Road Initiative,” The Strait Times newspaper reported, citing Anwar’s speech at the Boao Forum for Asia conference in Hainan.

Malaysia’s new government is seeking foreign direct investment from China through its BRI initiative.

Malaysia has several BRI-related infrastructure and connectivity projects, including the Malaysia-China Kuantan Industrial Park, the East Coast Rail Link and the expansion of Kuantan Port.

(Writing by P Deol; Editing by Anoop Menon)