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Chinese, Myanmar military leaders hold talks in Nay Pyi Taw
Xu Caihou, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission,
held talks with Commander-in- Chief of the Myanmar Defense Service
General Min Aung Hlaing here Thursday shortly after Xu's arrival
in Myanmar's new capital of Nay Pyi Taw.
Xu said China and Myanmar have long closely exchanged and lived
on good term, having forged deep paukphaw (fraternal) friendship
and stood the test.
He said Chinese President Hu Jintao highly attached importance
to the deepening of the two countries' friendly and cooperative
ties and have for many occasions met and discussed with Myanmar
leaders, reaching common consent on consolidation of such ties.
At present, the exchange and cooperation between the two countries
in various sectors continuously deepened and have made rich achievements,
he said, adding that the Chinese side highly appreciated the
development of the two countries' friendly and cooperative ties
under the new situation. "My present visit is to further
enhance the China-Myanmar traditional friendship, boost understanding,
expand consent, deepen cooperation, push the friendly and cooperative
ties between the two countries and the two armed forces ahead
and strive for the maintenance of regional peace and stability," he
Xu said that for a long time the two armed forces have maintained
friendly exchange and launched outstanding practical achievements
in reciprocal visits at high level, training of military personnel,
border personnel exchange, not only boosting respective defense
and armed forces construction but also making new contribution
to the all-sided development of the two countries ' relations.
Xu made a three-point proposal for the development of the two
armed forces -- 1. enhancement of mutual trust strategically
and consolidation of the friendly overall situation. 2. Strengthening
of link and coordination and safeguarding of the two countries'
common benefit and 3. Pushing forward of practical cooperation
and exchange and deepening of the two armed forces' friendly
During the talks, Myanmar military leader General Min Aung Hlaing
welcomed Xu, who is the first foreign military leader to visit
Myanmar after the formation of the new government, saying that
it is bound to further the two countries' "paukphaw" friendship
as well as the traditional friendship existing between the peoples
of two countries and the two armed forces.
He agreed with Xu's three-point proposals, saying that the development
of the two countries relations meets new opportunity under the
new historical era, hoping that the existing close relations
and exchange should be maintained to well safeguard the peace
and stability of the two countries and the region and continue
to boost the relations between the two countries and the two
armed forces to a new level.
Min Aung Hlaing reiterated Myanmar's stance to stick to the
One China policy and support China's stances on the issues of
Taiwan, Tibet and Xinjiang.
The two side exchanged views on the international and regional
peace and security, and informed each other's development of
their armed forces.
Xu arrived here Thursday for a goodwill visit to Myanmar at
the invitation of General Min Aung Hlaing.
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