Senior General Min Aung Hlaing calls on Chinese President Mr. Xi Jinping 

NAY PYI TAW April 10

President of the People’s Republic of China Mr. Xi Jinping received Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who is currently in PRC on a goodwill visit, at the parlour of People’s Hall in Beijing this evening.

Also present at the call together with the Senior General were Myanmar Ambassador to China U Thit Lin Ohn, Lt-Gen Than Tun Oo and senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army), and Myanmar Military Attaché (Army, Navy and Air) Brig-Gen Tint Hsan. The Chinese President was accompanied by Member of China’s Central Military Commission and Chief of the Joint Staff Department Gen. Li Zuocheng, senior officers from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army and officials.

President Mr. Xi Jinping said the Senior General’s visit was a success as positive discussions could be held. China and Myanmar have forged deep relations between their parties, governments, peoples and armed forces from time immemorial. And the relations between the two armed forces have become stronger. Amid domestic and international pressure, Myanmar is seeing progress thanks to many years of the efforts of the successive leaders and he appreciates it, said the President. He also takes the development of Myanmar seriously. China has earnestly rendered assistance and will continue that assistance while bilateral cooperation will be improved between the two countries and the two armed forces. He then stressed the need to solve the problems through mutual cooperation and ensure there is a win-win situation in the issues of bilateral interest.

The Senior General said his visit had been successful as cooperation and agreements could be sought after a wide discussion between the two armed forces. He expressed his belief that China’s implementation of the One Belt One Road Initiative as a gesture of showing goodwill to-wards world countries would achieve success. It includes several projects benefiting Myanmar so the Tatmadaw will cooperate. Much of Myanmar’s population lives in rural areas and national economic development will bring about progress for their socio-economy. Therefore, China is urged to render help for creating economic opportunities for Myanmar.

They then cordially discussed amicable relations between the two countries and the two armed forces, border region peace and stability, and the Tatmadaw’s assistance for achieving internal peace. This is the fifth time Senior General Min Aung Hlaing has met Chinese President Mr. Xi Jinping. During their meetings, they discussed matters relating to promoting cooperation between the two countries and the two armed forces.

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