BEIJING, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is on an official visit to China from Oct. 31 to Nov. 6 at the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

This is his third official visit to China as Malaysian prime minister, after previous ones in 2009 and 2014.

Following is a brief introduction to the Malaysian prime minister.

Najib was re-elected to his post in May 2013 after serving a first term since April 2009.

From 2004 to 2009, He was Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister. Before this, Najib served in various Cabinet posts including the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Minister of Defense and Minister of Education.

From 1982 to 1986, he was the Chief Minister of the Pahang state. In 1978, he was appointed Deputy Minister of Energy, Telecommunications and Post. Najib was eleced to the lower house of the Parliament of Malaysia in 1976.

Najib was born on July 24, 1953 in Pahang. He received a bachelor's degree in industrial economics at the University of Nottingham in Britain.