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Wang Yi Meets with Minister of State for Foreign Affairs U Kyaw Tin of Myanmar

On December 15, 2017, during his attendance at the 3rd Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Dali, Yunnan, Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Minister of State for Foreign Affairs U Kyaw Tin of Myanmar.

Wang Yi expressed that China-Myanmar relations have achieved comprehensive development this year. President U Htin Kyaw paid a state visit to China and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi attended the meetings in China for two times. Under the current situation, both sides should maintain high-level exchanges, deepen practical cooperation and enhance strategic coordination on international and regional issues. China and Myanmar have reached the principled consensus on building the economic corridor between both countries, and agreed to take the discussion of building the economic corridor as an important point and a new growth driver of bilateral cooperation.

Wang Yi noted that the 3rd LMC Foreign Ministers’ Meeting yielded fruitful results, and revealed again the strong will of the six countries to promote cooperation and the firm confidence in the future development of the LMC. China is willing to, together with Myanmar, increase input for the LMC, and forge it into a real new type of sub-regional cooperation mechanism, in a bid to jointly push forward sub-regional prosperity.

U Kyaw Tin said that both countries enjoy frequent high-level exchanges, and bilateral relations are at new historic highs. Myanmar is very satisfied with the development of bilateral relations and full of confidence in the future development of bilateral relations. Myanmar supports and actively participates in the LMC, which not only contributes to promoting sub-regional cooperation, but also provides an important platform for deepening bilateral relations and economic and trade exchanges. Myanmar hopes both sides to maintain the momentum of bilateral high-level exchanges, support the “Belt and Road” construction, boost bilateral economic corridor and other practical cooperation, and strengthen communication and coordination on international and regional affairs.

Both sides also exchanged views on the situation in Rakhine State, peace process in Myanmar and other topics.

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