Between the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the People’s Republic of China

1. At the invitation of President Xi Jingping of the People’s Republic of China, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar U Htin Kyaw and wife Daw Su Su Lwin paid a State Visit to China from 6 to 11 April. During the visit, President U Htin Kyaw held talks with President Xi Jinping and met with Premier Li Keqiang of the State Council and Chairman Zhang Dejiang of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress separately.The two sides had in-depth exchanges of views and reached broad consensus on consolidating their traditional friendship and advancing their comprehensive strategic cooperation.
2. The two sides exchanged views on the traditional ties of friendship and cooperation between Myanmar and China, and spoke highly of the “Pauk-Phaw” friendship between the two countries. Both sides agreed that, since the establishment of diplomatic relations 67 years ago, Myanmar and China have always adhered to the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence and worked together for rapid progress in bilateral relations, which delivered tangible benefits to the two peoples.
3. The two sides reaffirmed that they would continue to uphold good-neighbourly policy, adopt a strategic and long-term perspective, put the interests of the two peoples at the fore-front and work to achieve further progress in existing comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.
4. Both sides agreed to maintain close high-level contacts through exchange of visits, workclosely at the multilateral fora, increase friendly exchanges at different levels, enhance strategic communication and deepen exchanges on the experience of governance.
5. Myanmar supported China’s initiative of “Belt and Road” and hosting a successful Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in May 2017.
6. The two sides will continue to make good use of existing inter-governmental cooperation mechanisms, including the economic and trade joint committee, agricultural cooperation committee and electricity cooperation committee, and enhance mutually beneficial cooperation in the fields of economy and trade, agriculture, electricity, transportation and production capacity, so as to promote common progress of the two countries and development of the livelihood of the two peoples.
7. China supported Myanmar in following a development path in line with its own national conditions and steadily promoting democratic transition, appreciated Myanmar government’s efforts to develop economy and improve people’s livelihood, and expressed its readiness to provide help to the best of its ability. Myanmar reaffirmed its firm commitment to the one-China policyand its continued support towards China’s position on the questions of Taiwan, Tibet and Xinjiang.
8. The two sides agreed that they would continue to make good use of the Myanmar-China 2+2 High-Level Consultations led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defense, jointly uphold security, the rule of Law, peace and stability in their border areas, and promote economic, social development and better livelihood in these areas. China supported Myanmar in realising domestic peace and national reconciliation through political dialogue. Myanmar thanked China for the assistance that China extended to Myanmar’s domestic peace and national reconciliation, and welcomed China’s continued constructive role in this process.
9. The two sides agreed to strengthen coordination and cooperation in the United Nations, ASEAN-China cooperation and other multilateral forums to jointly promote peace, stability and development of the region.
10. President U Htin Kyaw expressed his sincere appreciation to President Xi Jinping for the warm hospitality accorded to Myanmar delegation during his visit, and extended an invitation to President Xi Jinping to pay a State Visit to Myanmar at a mutually convenient time in the near future. President Xi Jinping expressed his appreciation for the invitation.

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