Myanmar, China agree to step up cooperation in border management and work together to maintain peace and stability in border areas


President U Thein Sein attended the events to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Victory of the World Anti-Fascist War in Beijing, the People’s Republic of China, on 3 September at the invitation of Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China.
The Myanmar-China Joint Press Release was issued after President U Thein Sein held discussions with the President and Premier of the People’s Republic of China on 4 September.

At the invitation of H.E. Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, H.E U Thein Sein, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, attended the events to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Victory of the World Anti-Fascist War held in China on 2-4 September 2015. President Xi Jinping and President U Thein Sein had in-depth exchanges of views and reached important consensus on further advancing China-Myanmar comprehensive strategic and cooperative partnership and deepening cooperation and friendly exchanges on all fronts. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang also met President U Thein Sien.
Both sides spoke highly of the traditional “Pauk-Phaw” friendship between China and Myanmar, and agreed that since the establishment of diplomatic relations 65 years ago, the two countries have achieved remarkable progress in bilateral relations in firm commitment to the Five Principles of Peaceful Co-existence and on the basis of mutual trust, mutual benefit and win-win cooperation. The two sides reiterated that they would take the fundamental interests of the peoples of the two countries as the top priority, adopt a strategic and long-term perspective in moving China-Myanmar relations in the right direction, and continue the tradition of standing together through thick and thin and supporting each other for greater stability and development of both countries.
Myanmar extended heartfelt gratitude to China for its timely and effective assistance provided in the wake of the recent massive flood that hit Myanmar. China expressed its readiness to continue providing assistance to Myanmar’s disaster relief and reconstruction efforts, and supporting Myanmar’s economic and social development as well as improvement of people’s livelihood.
Myanmar expressed its sympathy and condolences to the victims and affected people for the loss of lives and injuries in the wake of the recent Tianjin Warehouse incident.
The two sides agreed to maintain exchanges of high-level visits and increase friendly exchanges and cooperation at all levels between political parties, government, militaries, localities and peoples. The two sides agreed to promote trade and economic cooperation under the principle of equality and mutual benefit; increase cooperation in infrastructure connectivity between ports, roads, railways, etc, under the “Belt and Road” Initiative and the Bangladesh-China-Myanmar-India (BCIM) Economic Corridor Cooperation Framework; make full use of the China-Myanmar Agriculture Cooperation Committee and the inter-governmental power cooperation mechanism between the two countries to enhance cooperation in agriculture, power production capacity, finance etc, for common development and the well-being of the two peoples.
Both sides agreed to ensure the success of activities in celebration of the 65th Anniversary of China-Myanmar diplomatic relations and hold exchange programs such as “One Hundred Myanmar Youngsters visiting China”, carry out and expand people-to-people exchanges in various forms, and advance friendly exchanges and cooperation in areas of culture, education, media, sports, health, religion, etc. to continuously deepen the friendship between the two peoples.
China expressed support for Myanmar in choosing a development path that suits its own national conditions. China expressed its sincere hope that Myanmar could enjoy political stability, economic growth, ethnic solidarity and social harmony. Myanmar appreciated China’s positive role in promoting the peace process in Myanmar and welcomed China’s continued constructive efforts in that process. Both sides agreed to step up cooperation in border management and work together to maintain peace and stability in the border areas.

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