Nay Pyi Taw, April 6
President U Htin Kyaw received a Chinese delegation led by Foreign Minister Wang Yi at his palace in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
The president hinted at his government’s enthusiasm to cooperate with China, saying that there was room for bilateral cooperation in ensuring better living standards for the peoples of both countries.
The Chinese foreign minister pledged China’s support for the government’s emphasis on economic growth, better quality of life for the people, internal peace processes and better international relations, especially with its neighbours. He also expressed his country’s willingness to cooperate with the host country in the high-speed rail system linking Yangon with Nay Pyi Taw and Mandalay, adding that China would want to act as a mediator in the process of national reconciliation while respecting the country’s sovereignty.
He reaffirmed China’s friendly relations with the country and extended invitations to President U Htin Kyaw and Union Foreign Minister Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to visit China.
President U Htin Kyaw accepted the invitations and expressed his willingness to visit China at their convenience. Union Ministers Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Dr Pe Myint and Dr Aung Thu were also present at the meeting. Chinese Foreign Minister Mr Wang Yi was accompanied by Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Mr Hong Liang.