Sustained, Sound, and Steady Development of Relationship Conducive to Both Sides, China’s Senior Political Advisor
“China would like to join hands with the Myanmar side to enhance mutual trust, increase friendly exchanges and deepen mutually beneficial cooperation, with a view to further promote the Comprehensive Strategic Cooperation Partnership,” a senior political advisor remarked during a meeting with a visiting Myanmar delegation led by Col. Maung Maung Htoo, Chairman of Amyotha Hluttaw International Relations Committee.
Su Rong, Vice Chairperson of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People´s Political Consultative Conference, a top political advisory body of China, met the delegation on 6 May in Beijing during which he also called for the faithful implementation of the consensus reached by the two heads of states last month.
At the invitation of President Xi Jinping, President U Thein Sein paid a state visit to China before attending the Boao Forum for Asia annual meeting in April when he had extensive discussions with his counterpart on a wide range of issues. A joint statement was released following the visit, calling for the conduction of win-win cooperation for common development.
“As both Myanmar and China are in an important stage of reform and development, the sustained, sound and stable development of bilateral relationship is not only the practical need for our common endeavor towards prosperity, but also serves the fundamental interests of the two countries and peoples’”, the Vice Chairperson said. “It will also contribute to the peace, stability and development of our region.”
Col. Maung Maung Htoo expressed the Myanmar side’s commitment towards sustained development of bilateral relations with China. “We would like to see further cooperation in a wide range of areas, particularly in industry, agriculture and livestock industry.”
Col. Maung Maung Htoo and his party were invited by the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Committee of CPPCC. A delegation from the Foreign Affairs Committee paid an official visit to Myanmar in December last year.