To Mark with China-Malaysia 45th Anniversary of Friendship, more than 3,000 runners participated in a friendship run in Kota Kinabalu of Malaysia’s Sabah State on Sunday.

The run was organised by Ma-Zhong Friendship Association Sabah and Consulate General of China in Kota Kinabalu, started from early morning, drawing participants from local communities as well as Chinese students studying in Sabah & Staff of Chinese Companies.

Chinese Consul General Liang Caide said the participation of the event had far exceeded expectations, which demonstrated the overwhelming support by the local communities toward the friendship between China and Malaysia.

Oh Ei Sun, President of Ma-Zhong Friendship Association Sabah, said the run was hosted to provide locals with an outdoor activity that was beneficial to the mind and body.

“We also hope that through this activity, we can do our part for the friendship between Malaysia & China”

Oh said.

Oh said his organisation will continue to carry out various programs and activities that benefit bilateral development and enable the people of Sabah to connect with China’s development, especially to create a win-win situation in various fields under the Chinese Belt & Road Initiative.