China's Central Military Commission member stresses importance of border security, stability in northern Myanmar

Li Jiayao
2019-04-10 23:34:37
Military Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing meets officials from China's Central Military Commission (Photo-Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services)


The border security, peace and stability in northern border of Myanmar are important for both countries, said Member of China’s Central Military Commission and Chief of the Joint Staff Department General Li Zuocheng, according to the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services.

Gen. Li Zuocheng accorded a guard-of-honour welcome to Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who is currently in the People’s Republic of China on a goodwill visit, at Ba Yi Hall in Beijing on April 9 afternoon.

They then held talks at the meeting hall of Ba Yi Hall.

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said Myanmar and China have had Paukphaw relations since ancient times and they are old friendly nations as well as good friendly neighbours. The people living along border have much similar religion and culture. The two countries have existed since yore in accord with the five-point peaceful coexistence policy. The friendship between the two countries will be cemented through cooperation between the two armed forces. Among other nations investing in Myanmar, China is the largest investor. Myanmar regards China as an eternal friend and a strategic partner country. Military and civil ties were improved to ensure deeper cooperation in political and defence affairs. Myanmar is trying its utmost for peace and stability and border region stability. Myanmar is thankful to China as a good neighbour for its correct stance and standing against the international community over the Rakhine State issue, said the Senior General.

Gen. Li Zuocheng discussed strategic cooperation between in the two armed forces, security cooperation and cooperation between the international liaison departments.

"The border security and peace and stability in northern border of Myanmar are crucial for both countries. Acts of any organization that can negatively impact on bilateral relations between the two countries will not be accepted. And there is a need to exchange security information and deepen cooperation between the two armed forces," said Gen. Li Zuocheng.

Then, the two leaders exchanged views on Myanmar’s progress in pursing democracy aspired by the people, the military's efforts to build eternal peace, cooperation between the two armed forces in training and health sectors, anti-terrorism, cooperation in border region peace and stability, promotion of friendship between two armed forces.

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