The Chinese government donated Ks40 million for the livelihoods of the displaced persons in Kachin State through the Myanmar Peace Commission yesterday.
At the ceremony held at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre in Yangon, Chinese Ambassador Mr. Hong Liang said the donation would be helpful for the villagers who fled their homes due to armed conflicts in Kachin State and who are now facing difficulties for their livelihood.
The armed conflicts in northern Myanmar have caused instability and damaged security at border areas, he added.
He also expressed China’s support for the Union Peace Conference-21st Century Panglong, saying that China is playing a constructive role in peace-making in Myanmar.
China is willing to help make the Union Peace Conference-21st Century Panglong a success, hoping that Myanmar will achieve peace and economic development.
China donated US$1 million last year for the peace-making process and an additional US$1 million this year.
At the ceremony, Chairman of the Peace Commission Dr. Tin Myo Win accepted Ks40 million presented by Mr. Hong Liang.
The Peace Commission’s chairman expressed thanks to the Government of China for the donation. Dr. Tin Myo Win also expressed thanks to the Chinese government for its arrangements for holding peace talks with the Myanmar Government and the ethnic armed groups.
Also present at the ceremony were Deputy Chairman of the Peace Commission U Thein Zaw, Secretary U Khin Zaw Oo and members of the commission, and Chinese diplomats.
By Ye Khaung Nyunt