A Myanmar delegation led by Union Minister for Planning and Finance U Soe Win attended the second joint committee meeting of the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor and the 2nd China-Myanmar Economic Corridor Forum in Kunming, Yunnan Province, the People’s Republic of China on 21-22 February.
The delegation included the cabinet members of region and state governments, officials, members of various organizations and entrepreneurs.
On 21 February morning, the Union Minister and delegation visited Kunming-Dali section of China-Myanmar railroad, Europe-Asia dairy company and Yunnan Liangxun Agriculture company. They attended the regional cooperation meeting, hydropower technology workshop and other meetings. In the afternoon, they took part in the second joint committee meeting of the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor. The meeting focused on regional cooperation, future programs of the joint committee, the main agenda of the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor, projects, proposals, Kyaukphyu special economic zone and China-Myanmar railroad.
On 22 February, the Union Minister and delegation participated in the 2nd China-Myanmar Economic Corridor Forum, the meeting on the projects of the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor Forum, and visited Yunnan contractors investment group. The forum discussed agriculture, livestock breeding, forestry, mining, Kyaukphyu special economic zone, tourism, railroad, bilateral cooperation, projects of the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor, involvement of Chinese banks, new Yangon project, investment opportunities in Myanmar and financial cooperation. The China-Myanmar Economic Corridor plays a main role in the Belt and Road Initiative. In view of the practical cooperation and mutual benefits between the two countries and interest of the peoples of China and Myanmar, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and President Xi Jinping reached an agreement to implement the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor. Since 2018, the two countries have been implementing it with added momentum.
—Aung Kyaw Kyaw and Myint Myint Cho (Translated by TMT)