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Vice President Xie Yuan Leads a Delegation to Visit Myanmar

Time:2017-05-24Editor:Zhang MinResource:China International Friendship Cities AssociationPrintingSize:LargeMediumSmall

At the invitation of Myanmar-China Friendship Association (MCFA), Vice President Xie Yuan led a delegation to visit Myanmar from May 22nd to 24th. During the stay in Myanmar, Vice President Xie respectively met with Permanent Secretary U Kyaw Zeya of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar, Hluttaw Chairman U Tin Maung Htun of Yangon Province, President U Tin Oo of the Shwedagon Pagoda Board of Trustees and President U Sein Win Aung of MCFA.

Vice President Xie pointed out that China and Myanmar are linked by mountains and rivers and enjoy time-honored "Paukphaw" friendship. CPAFFC cherish our traditional friendship initiated by the older generations of Chinese and Myanmar leaders and our two peoples and has been devoted to promoting people-to-people friendship and local contacts between our two sides. In 2013, our two presidents made exchange of visits and laid a solid foundation of our partnership.CPAFFC will as always support various cooperation between our two countries at people-to-people and local government level under the "Belt and Road" framework. Xie briefed them on the BCIM Local Governments Cooperation Forum initiated by CPAFFC, and invited them to attend the second forum which will be held later this year in China.

U Kyaw Zeya emphasized that the traditional friendship between China and Myanmar has been handed down from generation to generation. Myanmar appreciates the efforts made by CPAFFC in enhancing the traditional friendship and mutually beneficial cooperation between the two sides. U Tin Maung Htun said that Yangon has played a leading role in the two countries’ local cooperation. He hoped that more friendly relations could be forged between Yangon and Chinese cities/provinces. U Tin Oo mentioned that as the former ambassador to China, I have visited many places in China and fully understood the importance of local exchanges and cooperation. He also hoped that more contacts could be conducted between the two sides in local cooperation and religious exchanges. U Sein Win Aung said that our two associations have always been good partners in enhancing two peoples’ friendship, and MCFA is willing to conduct all kinds of cooperation with CPAFFC, so as to consolidate the public opinion support of China-Myanmar friendship. They all showed great interest in the 2nd BCIM Local Governments Cooperation Forum and agreed to attend the Forum to promote China-Myanmar local exchanges and cooperation.

Vice President Xie Yuan meeting with Permanent Secretary U Kyaw Zeya of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar

Vice President Xie Yuan meeting with Hluttaw Chairman U Tin Maung Htun of Yangon Province

Vice President Xie Yuan meeting with President U Tin Oo of the Shwedagon Pagoda Board of Trustees

Vice President Xie Yuan meeting with President U Sein Win Aung of MCFA

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