Xinhua News Agency, Mandalay, Myanmar, December 8 (Reporter Zhang Dongqiang and Che Hongliang) On December 8, local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with the General Commander of the Myanmar Defense Forces, Min Aung Lai, in Mandalay.
Wang Yi said that the Burmese Army is an important force for maintaining national peace and stability and China-Burma friendship. The military exchanges between China and Myanmar are an important part of the friendship between the two countries. China is willing to take the opportunity of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Myanmar next year, work with the Myanmar government and the army to carry forward the traditional friendship between the “Bobo”, speed up the construction of the “Belt and Road” and the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor, and commit to building a community of destiny and pushing bilateral relations into a new era. era.
Wang Yi said that the peace and reconciliation process in northern Myanmar is of great significance to Myanmar's economic and social development and long-term stability. It is hoped that Myanmar will continue to adhere to political dialogue and unswervingly advance peace talks. China will, as always, maintain close communication with Myanmar and play a constructive role in persuading peace and promoting talks. It is hoped that all parties will continue to exercise restraint, maintain the ceasefire situation, and sign a ceasefire agreement at an early date. On the premise of safeguarding Myanmar's sovereignty and territorial integrity, in accordance with the spirit of autonomy stipulated in the Constitution of the Union of Myanmar, through political consultation, a political arrangement consistent with Myanmar's national conditions, accepted by all parties and sustainable. Wang Yi emphasized that the two sides should also strengthen cooperation in the control and control of border areas, effectively guarantee the peace and stability of the China-Myanmar border, and safeguard the security and legitimate rights and interests of the border people.
Min Aung Lai said that China is a "bobo" brother of Myanmar and a trusted friend forever. The Myanmar military fully supports the Myanmar government and China to enrich the content of the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries, establish new goals for efforts, accelerate the "Belt and Road" cooperation, and effectively promote the construction of the Myanmar-China economic corridor. The Myanmar side will do its utmost to maintain peace and stability in the Myanmar-China border area, actively engage in dialogue with the civilian and local armed forces, and accelerate the peace process in northern Myanmar.