State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi departed for China from Nay Pyi Taw by flight yesterday to attend the Second Belt and Road Forum at the invitation of Chinese President Mr. Xi Jinping and to pay a goodwill visit to Cambodia at the invitation of Prime Minister, Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.
Accompanying the State Counsellor were Union Ministers U Thant Sin Maung, U Win Khaing and U Kyaw Tin, Deputy Ministers U Aung Htoo and U Sett Aung, and other officials.
The State Counsellor and delegation landed at Chang Shui International Airport in Kunming City, Yunnan Province, at 11:20am local standard time. They were welcomed by Yunnan’s Deputy Governor Mr. Zhang Guohua, Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Mr. Hong Liang, the Myanmar Consul General based in Kunming and other officials.
The State Counsellor and delegation then left by special flight to Beijing and landed in Beijing International Airport at 2:45pm local time. They were welcomed by Mr. Cui Xinjian, the Deputy Secretary-General of the Beijing Municipal People’s Congress, Myanmar Ambassador to China U Thit Lwin Ohn and other officials.
From there, the State Counsellor and delegation left for Shangri-La Hotel, where they will be staying, by motorcade.
Afterwards, the State Counsellor and delegation went to the Great Hall of the People and attended the bilateral meeting with Chinese President Mr. Xi Jinping and his entourage.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed increasing cooperation between Myanmar and China under the Belt and Road framework, increasing cooperation on improving socio-economic status of the peoples of the two countries in line with that program, and promoting bilateral relations.
They also discussed China’s continued support on Myanmar’s peace and national reconciliation, regional stability and rule of law, and continuing endeavours for the success of receiving displaced persons in Rakhine State and China’s continued support for this process.
Furthermore, they discussed the two nation’s continued cooperation at the UN and the international arena, increasing cooperation in various sectors such as tourism, news and public relations, culture and youth development in 2020 when Myanmar-China diplomatic relations would reach its 70th anniversary, and China’s plans to lend 1 billion yuan to the Myanmar government for its national development and technical cooperation.
Accompanying the State Counsellor in the bilateral meeting were Union Ministers U Thant Sin Maung, U Win Khaing and U Kyaw Tin, Deputy Ministers U Aung Htoo and U Sett Aung, Myanmar Ambassador U Thit Lwin Ohn and other officials. —MNA
(Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)