President U Htin Kyaw and First Lady visit Terracotta Army

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President U Htin Kyaw and First Lady Daw Su Su Lwin observe a Terracotta warrior in Xi’an museum, Shaanxi Province, China.

President U Htin Kyaw, First Lady Daw Su Su Lwin and entourage who are in China on a State visit visited Terracotta Army, established a sister city relationship, and went on a cruise of Shanghai.
The president left Chengdu airport yesterday and arrived in Xi’an, Shaanxi province at 10:30 a.m. local time.
The President and entourage were welcomed at the Xi’an Hyatt Hotel by Shaanxi Province Governor Mr. Hu Heping and officials.
During the meeting, matters relating to increasing relation and cooperation between Myanmar and China, increasing investment and trade in agriculture, education, tourism sectors and increasing cooperation between Myanmar and provinces of China were discussed.
Afterwards, the President and party attended a luncheon hosted by the Shaanxi Provincial Government.
Yesterday afternoon, they visited the museum of Qin Terracotta warriors and horses in Xi’an after studying the military organization of the Qin Empire.
The Terracotta Army was discovered in 1974 to the east of Xi’an by farmers digging a well. As of 2007, 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses were unearthed. The site was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.
The figures depicted the military strength of the Qin dynasty’s empire and was learnt to be made between BC 257 and 246.
Shaanxi province is learnt to be the birth place of the President of People’s Republic of China Mr. Xi Jinping and the starting point of China’s “one belt, one road” project.
Afterwards, the President left Xi’an by air and arrived in Shanghai at 6:30 p.m.. The President and his entourage were welcomed by the Shanghai Provincial Government Deputy Secretary and officials. They continued to Shanghai Hong Qiao State guest house. Later yesterday evening, the President viewed the developments and sights of Shanghai onboard a river cruise ship in the Haungpu Jiang river.

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