Wednesday, 21 November 2012

China, Myanmar to further military cooperation

Qi Jianguo, deputy chief of general staff of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), held a meeting with Soe Win, the visiting deputy commander-in-chief of the Myanmar Armed Forces and commander of the Myanmar Army,in Beijing on the morning of November 16, 2012.

Qi Jianguo and his Myanmar guest had in-depth exchange of views on regional security situation, the China-Myanmar relations, the military-to-military relations between the two countries and other issues of common concern, with significant consensus being achieved.

The China-Myanmar relations have withstood tests from the changeable international situations in the past 60-odd years since the establishment of the diplomatic relations, and the long-term mutual understanding and mutual support between the two countries have achieved fruitful accomplishments, Qi Jianguo said.

The relations between the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and the Myanmar Armed Forces are an important component in the relations between the two countries. The Chinese PLA and the Myanmar Armed Forces have conducted in-depth and pragmatic communications in terms of high-level exchange of visits, equipment technological cooperation, personnel training, border control and so on, which have exerted active effects in promoting the comprehensive development of the relations between the two countries, Qi Jianguo added.

Qi Jianguo also expressed that during the new historical era, Chinese PLA will continue to enhance the strategic communications with the Myanmar Armed Forces in order to increase the strategic mutual trust and deepen strategic cooperation.

U Tin Oo, Myanmar ambassador to China, also attended the meeting.

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