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Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi to visit China

Updated: Aug 15,2016 3:02 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi will pay an official visit to China from Aug 17 to 21 at the invitation of Premier Li Keqiang, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang announced on Aug 15.

Aung San Suu Kyi is the first Myanmar leader to visit China since the Southeast Asian nation’s new government was formed late March.

“It holds great significance to the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between both countries in the new phase,” Lu said.

Chinese leaders will meet with her and exchange views on bilateral relations and issues of mutual interest. Apart from Beijing, Aung San Suu Kyi will visit other Chinese cities, according to Lu.

China believes this visit will increase the strategic communication and practical cooperation between China and Myanmar as well as friendly relations among their peoples, Lu said.

“It will promote our relationship to achieve new development and bring more benefit to the peoples,” the spokesperson said.