December 09, 2016

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First Myanmar- China (2+2) High-Level Consultations held

The high-level meeting between Myanmar and China in progress in Nay Pyi Taw.
The high-level meeting between Myanmar and China in progress in Nay Pyi Taw.

The First Myanmar- China (2+2) High-Level Consultations led by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defence was held yesterday 10 am at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nay Pyi Taw.
The meeting was co-chaired by U Kyaw Tin, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs and Lt-Gen Tun Tun Naung, Commander of No.(1) Bureau of Special Operation, Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army) of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, and H.E. Mr. Liu Zhenmin, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, and General Xu Fenlin, Deputy Chief of the Joint Staff Department of the Central Military Commission of the People’s Republic of China.
During the meeting, the two sides cordially exchanged views on matters of security and development along borders of the two countries including stability along Myanmar-China border areas, China’s constructive support for the Peace Process of Myanmar, prevention of illegal entries, and development of legal trade in the border areas.
After the meeting, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs U Kyaw Tin hosted a luncheon in honour of the Chinese delegation led by H.E. Mr. Liu Zhenmin and General Xu Fenlin at Thin Ga Ha Hotel.
The (2+2) High-Level Consultations meeting was aimed at strengthening the cooperation in security and management in the Myanmar-China border areas, and both sides agreed to hold the meeting annually in Myanmar and China alternatively.
Before the First Myanmar- China (2+2) High Level Consultations led by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defence, advanced meetings between Minister of State U Kyaw Tin and Deputy Minister H.E. Mr. Liu Zhenmin, and between Lt-Gen Tun Tun Naung and General Xu Fenlin were held in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defence separately on 24th November 2016.

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