Vice President U Myint Swe tours Nanning, attends opening of 13th CAEXPO


VICE President U Myint Swe, who is in Nanning, China, yesterday visited the Buddhist Temple on Qingxiu Mountain, where he paid respects to the leading monk before presenting offertories.
Mt Qingxiu, honoured as the green lung of Nanning and regarded as one of the eight picturesque spots in Nanning, offers breathtaking views of green trees, majestic hills, rocks, mountains and clear streams.
Vice President U Myint Swe met Governor of Guangxi autonomous region Mr Chen Wu to discuss ways to improve trade, transportation, the economy and tourism between the two countries.
In the afternoon, the vice president cut a ribbon to launch the country’s booth at the 13th China-ASEAN Expo (13th CAEXPO), together with Union Minister Dr Than Myint and the vice chairman of the Guangxi’s People’s Political Consultative Committee.
Myanmar has opened 145 booths at the event.
In the evening, U Myint Swe met Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli at the Liyuan State Guest House. At the meeting, the Chinese vice premier pledged China’s continued assistance to the country’s development programmes in areas of agriculture, health, education, rural development and poverty reduction.
China offered its support for the government’s peace initiatives, expressing its delight at the success of the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference.
Vice President U Myint Swe said the China-ASEAN Expo and the economic summit gain greater momentum year by year. He also pledged his country’s active participation and cooperation in the process.
Their meeting was followed by a dinner hosted by China’s vice premier.

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