Xu Qiliang (R), vice chairman of China’s Central Military Commission (CMC), meets with visiting Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Services of Myanmar, in Beijing on Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by Li Xiaowei)
By Ouyang Hao
BEIJING, April 10 (ChinaMil) – General Xu Qiliang, vice chairman of China’s Central Military Commission (CMC), met with Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, the visiting Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Services of Myanmar in Beijing on Tuesday afternoon.
General Xu Qiliang said that, linked and intertwined by mountains and rivers, China and Myanmar are close neighbors from generation to generation, share the “paukphaw” (brotherhood in Myanmese) friendship through thick and thin, and are good strategic partners for mutual development. China attaches great importance to the development of China-Myanmar comprehensive strategic partnership and support Myanmar in following a development path in line with its own national conditions, safeguarding its sovereign independence and territorial integrity, as well as achieving domestic peace and national reconciliation. In recent years, the Chinese and Burmese militaries have achieved remarkable outcomes in multi-level and broad-scoped pragmatic cooperation. China is willing to work with Myanmar to strengthen strategic communication and mutual support, deepen pragmatic cooperation, promote common development, manage efficient border controls, and safeguard common interests.
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said that Myanmar and China are friendly neighbors and share a fraternal friendship. Myanmar side thanks China for its long-standing support and assistance, and has attached high importance to addressing China’s concerns in the border areas of northern Myanmar. Myanmar commits to strengthening communication and coordination with the Chinese side, deepening pragmatic cooperation in various fields, maintaining stability in border areas, and consolidating the development of relations between the two countries and the two militaries.