STATE Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping yesterday in Beijing, China.
During the meeting the State Counsellor thanked China for its support for Myanmar’s economic and social development, and said Myanmar values the deep “pauk phaw” (“fraternal” in the Myanmar language) friendship between the two countries.
Myanmar is ready to maintain close high-level exchanges, strengthen the friendship between the two peoples and enhance mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields she said.
She pledged that Myanmar will work together with China to safeguard stability along the border based on the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence between the two countries.
She said Myanmar will not allow anything that could affect amicable ties with its neighbours, according to the Xinhua News Agency.
President Xi Jinping vowed to promote the China-Myanmar comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership and bring more tangible benefits to the people of both countries.
President Xi also welcomed Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit and praised her efforts to advance the China-Myanmar friendship, saying that China stands ready to work with Myanmar to ensure the two peoples will always be good neighbours, friends, brothers and partners.
According to Chinese media, Xi said China will continue to play a constructive role in promoting the peace process in Myanmar and make joint efforts with Myanmar to safeguard peace and stability along the border between the two nations. China stands ready to maintain high-level contact and people-to-people exchanges with Myanmar as well as to enhance communication and mutual trust,” Xi said,
The two countries should also integrate their development strategies, he said, adding that China appreciates Myanmar’s support for the Belt and Road Initiative.
China is willing to promote connectivity projects with Myanmar and boost bilateral cooperation in major areas such as energy and finance, he said, highlighting the importance of smooth operation of ongoing large-scale projects.
During her visit, the State Counsellor also met with President of Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank-AIIB Mr Jin Liqun and youths from the international affairs department of the Chinese Communist Party and attended a Chinese traditional tea party hosted by Mr Song Tao, Minister for International Affairs of the Chinese Communist Party.
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi also held talks with Chairman of the National People’s Congress-NPC Mr Zhang Dejiang yesterday evening.
GNLM with the Xinhua News Agency