Xinhua News Agency, Naypyidaw, December 7 (Reporter Che Hongliang, Zhang Dongqiang) On December 7, local time, Myanmar President Wen Min met with State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Naypyidaw.
Wang Yi said that China and Myanmar are friendly neighbors connected by mountains and rivers. Mutual exchanges for thousands of years have brought us a "cell wave" friendship, and international changes have made us a community of shared destiny. The two countries have advocated and practiced the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence and set an example of equal treatment and mutually beneficial cooperation between countries. China will firmly support Myanmar's development path in line with its own national conditions, firmly support Myanmar's efforts to safeguard its legitimate rights and interests and national dignity on the international stage, and to support Myanmar's overall development and stability. We also thank Myanmar for its firm support for China's core interests and major concerns.
Wang Yi said that next year China and Myanmar will usher in the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, which is an important year for inheriting the past. China is willing to summarize the successful experience of cooperation between the two countries with Myanmar, jointly plan future development prospects, carry out a series of celebration activities, especially strengthen high-level exchanges between the two countries, and push China-Myanmar comprehensive strategic partnership to a new level and enter a new era.
Wen Min said that the friendship between Myanmar and China has a long history. Myanmar thanks China for its long-term strong support in safeguarding Myanmar's national sovereignty, dignity, and economic and social development. It is hoped that the two sides will take the opportunity of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations next year to consolidate and deepen political mutual trust, accelerate the joint construction of the "Belt and Road", comprehensively promote the construction of economic corridors, expand cooperation in the areas of economy, trade, education, health, and strengthen coordination and cooperation on regional and international issues, and promote Myanmar China-China comprehensive strategic partnership opens up new prospects. Myanmar hopes that China will continue to support Myanmar's ongoing peace reconciliation process.