Basic facts about Myanmar
2009-03-23 03:56:12 GMT2009-03-23 11:56:12 (Beijing Time)
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People pour water on small statues of Buddha at Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon May 19, 2008. Buddhists in Cyclone Nargis-hit Myanmar celebrated the Kason festival, or Vesak Day, on Monday marking the enlightenment of Buddha. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
Buddhist monks sit next near statues of Buddha at Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon, May 19, 2008. Buddhists in Cyclone Nargis-hit Myanmar celebrated the Kason festival, or Vesak Day, today marking the enlightenment of Buddha.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
A farmer unloads rice from a small boat that he is delivering to a mill in an area hit by Cyclone Nargis near Yangon May 21, 2008. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
YANGON, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar Prime Minister General Thein Sein met with new Chinese ambassador Ye Dabo here Friday with the two sides expressing wishes to continue to promote the exchange and cooperation between the two countries in the sectors of politics, economy, trade and culture.
At the meeting, the two sides recalled the Sino-Myanmar "paukphaw" (fraternal) friendship and the traditional friendly and cooperative ties in all sectors.
Present on the occasion were Myanmar Deputy Foreign Minister U Maung Myint and Counselor of the Chinese Embassy Wang Zongyin.