Friday, 23 May 2014

China, Myanmar vow to further enhance practical cooperation

NAY PYI TAW, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar President U Thein Sein met with visitingsenior Chinese legislator Yan Junqi here on Friday, with both sides expressing their wishesto further enhance practical cooperation in a range of sectors.

Yan is vice-chairwomen of the Standing Committee of the Chinese National People'sCongress.

Commenting on the two countries' relations, U Thein Sein said the Myanmar-China"paukphaw" (fraternal) friendship has experienced a long history but is still full of vigor.

Sixty four years since the establishment of diplomatic relations, Myanmar has stuck todeveloping Myanmar-China friendship, and the two countries have made greatachievements in economic, trade and cultural cooperation, he said.

No matter how Myanmar changes domestically, Myanmar's friendly policy towards Chinawould not alter, he stressed.

Thanking China for its long-term assistance and support, the president vowed to continueto adhere to the one-China policy and push the steady development of Myanmar-Chinabilateral ties.

Yan arrived in Myanmar Thursday on a goodwill visit at the invitation of Myanmar's UnionParliament.

During her visit, Yan also met with Speaker of the Union Parliament and the House ofRepresentatives U Shwe Mann and Deputy Speaker U Nanda Kyaw Swa.

The two sides had in-depth exchange of views on further strengthening the exchange andcooperation between legislative bodies of the two countries.

sourcec: People Daily

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