China to improve military ties with Myanmar, says senior official


Visiting Vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission Xu Qiliang, left, with Myanmar Commander in Chief Min Aung Hlaing, right. Photo: Min Aung Hlaing/Facebook

The Chinese army will further enhance mutual trust, exchange and cooperation with the Myanmar army at different levels and in different fields, a Chinese senior military official was quoted by Xinhua as saying on Friday.

Visiting Vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission Xu Qiliang made the remarks during his meeting with Myanmar State Counselor Aung San SuuKyi.

China highly values the friendly cooperation between the two countries, said Xu, adding that China firmly upholds a friendly policy towards Myanmar and supports Myanmar's national reconciliation process.

Xu mentioned Aung San SuuKyi's recent trip to China, during which she reached consensus with the Chinese leadership on further enhancing the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between China and Myanmar, according to Xinhua.

China is willing to continue to play a constructive role in pushing forward Myanmar's peace process and hopes that the two countries would work together to maintain peace and stability at the border areas, Xu said.

For her part, Aung San SuuKyi said enhancing the friendship, mutual understanding and trust between the two countries is very important for the China-Myanmar relations. 

Myanmar highly appreciates China's high attention to the China-Myanmar friendship and the bilateral relations, she said. 

She thanked China for its role in Myanmar's peace process and said she hopes to see new progresses in the friendly cooperation between the two sides.

Courtesy of Global Times

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