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Premier Li holds talks with Myanmar president

Updated: Sep 4,2015 1:53 PM

Premier Li Keqiang met with Myanmar President Thein Sein, who attended the V-Day commemorations, in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sept 4.

The Premier said when he visited Myanmar in November he had reached a broad consensus with Thein Sein on promoting bilateral relations and deepening the comprehensive strategic partnership.

China is willing to maintain the positive direction of bilateral relations with Myanmar, consolidate good-neighborliness, expand pragmatic cooperation, and enhance cultural and people to people exchanges, the Premier said. Both countries should ensure efforts to safeguard peace and tranquillity along the border and promote common development, the Premier noted.

He also said that China is willing to advance cooperation with Myanmar in infrastructure building and other areas and speed up efforts to implement the economic corridor linking Bangladesh, China, India, and Myanmar to boost regional interconnectivity. China will also actively carry out capacity cooperation and promote cooperation in agriculture, water conservancy, and post-disaster settlement and reconstruction.

The Premier expressed his hope that Myanmar will continue to play a constructive role in promoting the development of China-ASEAN relations.

Thein Sein appreciated China’s assistance to Myanmar for flood-relief work and he hoped that China will keep helping in water conservancy measures.

Myanmar is willing to implement the important consensus reached during the Premier’s visit last year, enhance cooperation with China in infrastructure construction, and advance cooperation in highway, water transport, and other interconnection projects. Myanmar is also willing to expand youth, education, and other cultural and people to people exchanges to promote lasting friendship between the two countries.