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Highlights of Chinese premier's visit in Myanmar

2010-06-03 13:50:14 GMT2010-06-03 21:50:14 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

BEIJING, June 3 (Xinhua) -- The following are the highlights of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's visit in Myanmar Thursday.

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar -- Visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Myanmar Prime Minister U Thein Sein Thursday attended celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the China-Myanmar diplomatic relations.

Wen, the first Chinese premier to visit Myanmar in 16 years, said in a speech that China and Myanmar as neighbors have had more than 1,000 years of friendly exchanges.

The two countries have supported each other in the struggle for national independence and emancipation and in the fight against foreign aggression, said Wen.

During the past 60 years, the China-Myanmar good-neighborly and friendly cooperation has stood the test of changes of international situation and thrived, Wen said.

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar -- Visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and his Myanmar counterpart U Thein Sein, during talks here Thursday, agreed to further promote relations and cooperation between the two countries.

Noting that this year marks the 60th anniversary of the China-Myanmar diplomatic ties, Wen told his host that he came to Myanmar with Chinese people's profound feelings of friendship for the Myanmar people and their strong aspiration for closer bilateral ties.

During the past 60 years, China and Myanmar have both upheld and followed the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence, achieving far-reaching progress in bilateral ties and also creating an exemplar of cooperation between nations with different social institutions, said Wen, the first Chinese premier to visit Myanmar in 16 years.

Wen added China respects the path of development the Myanmar government and people have selected in line with their country's conditions, and appreciates the valuable support Myanmar has long offered on issues concerning China's core interests.

YANGON -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao left Yangon for Beijing on Thursday after concluding a two-day visit to Myanmar, the last leg of his four-nation Asian tour.

Wen arrived in Yangon from Ulan Bator, Mongolia on Wednesday for his first visit to Myanmar. It was also the first visit to Myanmar in 16 years by a Chinese premier.

Wen flew to Naypyitaw on Thursday for talks with Myanmar Prime Minister U Thein Sein and a meeting with Senior General Than Shwe, chairman of the State Peace and Development Council.

Wen and Thein Sein witnessed a signing ceremony of 15 cooperation documents covering areas such as a natural gas pipeline, hydropower station and grant aid.

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar -- Visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said here Thursday that the consensus and agreements China reached with Myanmar during his visit marked a step forward in the development of relations between the two countries.

Meeting with Senior General Than Shwe, chairman of the State Peace and Development Council, the premier said China and Myanmar, linked by waters and mountains, have enjoyed traditional friendship since they forged diplomatic ties 60 years ago.

Myanmar was among the first countries to establish diplomatic ties with the People's Republic of China and the two countries jointly advocated the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence, he added.

Thanks to their joint efforts, relations between China and Myanmar have progressed steadily, and stood up to all tests and brought tangible benefits to the two peoples, Wen said.

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