Myanmar, China sign 33 MoUs, agreements

NAYPYITAW (Eleven Media Group/ANN) - At a meeting between Myanmar State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on January 18, both sides signed 33 memorandum of understanding (MoUs), agreements, protocols and exchange letters.

Myanmar and China signed 33 memorandum of understanding (MoUs), agreements, protocols and exchange letters, including concession agreement and shareholder’s agreement of Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone Deep Sea Port Project, at the Presidential Residence in the capital city, Nay Pyi Taw, on January 18.

At a meeting between Myanmar State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on January 18, both sides cordially exchanged views on peace and development of Myanmar, the inclusion of non-NCA signatories in the peace process after signing the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement,  the establishment of China-Myanmar Economic corridor, successful implementation of Kyaukphyu special economic zone and deep sea port project, China-Myanmar economic zone and New Yangon Project, development of industrial, electricity, transport, agriculture, investment and trade sectors in Myanmar, export of Myanmar’s products, further promotion of people-to-people relations, Paukphaw relations, and establishment of a community sharing weal and woe, according to a statement by the Information Ministry.

During the two-day visit, Chinese President Xi Jinping also met with Myanmar President U Win Myint and Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing separately.

In a talk with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said Myanmar is the closest neighbouring country of China in OBOR projects but not the country in a far distance. If these projects are beneficial to Myanmar, the country will have improvement by bringing satisfaction to the people with contribution to peace process. All ethnics need to understand the fact that the peace process can be undertaken in accordance with the law. He requested the President to urge them. No country will accept terror acts and riots opposing the peace and stability of the State. Likewise, armed terrorist attacks against the government cannot be accepted. The Tatmadaw will make cooperation for the establishment of a community with a shared future and the interest of the people, as much as it can, according to the Office of Commander-in-Chief. 

The Chinese President said it is important to maintain Paukphaw relations for improvement of bilateral relations and enhance cooperation in border region as both countries are sharing more than 2,000 miles long border. He does not accept the acts of any organization to harm Myanmar by utilizing the territory of China. Some accuse China of providing arms and ammunition to armed organizations in Myanmar but China never does so. As these organizations can get them through other ways, China will carefully scrutinize it and solve such problem. The Chinese President also pledged to continuously support Myanmar in the international community, according to the Office of Commander-in-Chief.

During the two-day visit, Chinese President Xi Jinping also attended the ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of China-Myanmar diplomatic relations and the launch of bilateral cultural, tourism year.

Xi’s visit is the first state trip to Myanmar by a Chinese President in 19 years.

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