Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Myanmar president meets with senior Chinese official

Burmese newspapers and media did not carry President meeting

NAY PYI TAW, June 2 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar President U Thein Sein on Thursday met with visiting Chinese leader Li Yuanchao, who is a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China ( CPC) Central Committee, at the President's Office in Nay Pyi Taw.

Myanmar president U Thein Sein shakes hands with visiting Li Yuanchao, head of the Organization Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, in Myanmar, June 2, 2011. (Xinhua/Wu Ang),

Li also a member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee and head of the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee, spoke highly of the deep "paukphaw" (fraternal) friendship of the peoples of China and Myanmar as well as the achievement in strengthening the two countries' relations in the past 61 years since the establishment of the diplomatic relationship.

Holding that development of China-Myanmar relations is the unshakable foreign policy of the CPC and the Chinese government, Li expressed China's wishes to actively implement, together with the Myanmar side, the important common consent reached between leaders of the two countries during a recent visit to China by Myanmar President U Thein Sein.

He said China also wishes to strengthen friendly exchange at different levels, expand the exchange and cooperation in respective sectors, push ahead the exchange of administrative experience of the ruling parties of the two countries and continuously consolidate and develop the two countries' all-sided strategic cooperative partnership.

Li appraised Myanmar's achievement in boosting national development, pledging that China would as always respect and support Myanmar's choice of path of development in accordance with its domestic status and believing that under the leadership of the Myanmar president, Myanmar would be able to make greater achievement on the road of national development and construction.

At the meeting, U Thein Sein expressed delight over his recent successful visit to China and the upgrade of the two countries relations to overall strategic cooperative partnership.

U Thein Sein said Myanmar would like to maintain the trend of high-level exchange, strengthen pragmatic cooperation in sectors such as economy and trade, transport, energy and agriculture, enhance the cooperation within the framework of cooperation in the region and subregion, and consolidate the two countries' traditional friendship.

He reaffirmed that Myanmar would continuously abide by the one- China policy, firmly support China's stance in safeguarding the core interest.

After the meeting, Li and Myanmar's Vice President U Tin Aung Myint Oo witnessed a signing ceremony of cooperation accords between the two countries.

On the same day, Li also met with U Shwe Mann, Speaker of Myanmar's Parliamentary House of Representatives and Vice Chairman of the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) and USDP Secretary-General U Htay Oo separately. The two sides exchanged in- depth views over the development of the relations between the two countries and the two parties.

Li and U Htay Oo also attended the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding between the CPC and the USDP on exchange and cooperation.

Li, heading a CPC delegation, arrived in Nay Pyi Taw Wednesday on a good-will visit to Myanmar at the invitation of the USDP.

Source: Xinhua

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