Vice President U Henry Van Thio attended a dinner reception hosted by Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Mr. Hong Lian and wife to mark the 67th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China at the Myanmar National Convention Center-2 in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
The Vice President, Union Minister Thura U Aung Ko, the Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar and officials formally opened a gallery of artwork by Myanmar and Chinese painters in commemoration of the 67th Anniversary of the Founding of the PRC, and toured the gallery.
The Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar extended greetings, and the Vice President reciprocated.
In his greetings, the Vice President thanked China for supporting Myanmar in its efforts on implementation of national reconciliation and internal peace, socio-economic development of the people and establishment of a democratic federal Union in the time of the new government.
The Vice President welcomed new, responsible investments from China, Myanmar’s largest trading partner. Myanmar is looking to adopt trade and investment policies that bring mutual benefits to the two countries.
The Vice President also pledged closer cooperation with China in the regional and international arenas for ensuring regional peace, stability and security.
Speaking on the occasion, Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Hong Liang said China wishes sound and stable development of relations with Myanmar and ever lasting Paukphaw (fraternal) friendship.
Hong noted that China and Myanmar have been enjoying good relations since diplomatic ties were established in 1950.
Guided by the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence, China and Myanmar have established a comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership and the bilateral relations are in good momentum, he said.
The Vice President cut the ceremonial cake along with the Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar and wife to mark the occasion.
Also present at the dinner were Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defense Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice Senior General Soe Win, Union ministers, senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army), deputy ministers, permanent secretaries, departmental heads and officials.—GNLM with Xinhua