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Myanmar official media hail Chinese premier's visit

2010-06-05 06:36:23 GMT2010-06-05 14:36:23 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao speaks during the third trilateral summit in South Korea's southern resort island of Jeju on May 29, 2010. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama met in the trilateral summit with the aim of mapping out future cooperation in East Asia. (Xinhua Photo)

YANGON, June 5 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's just- ended two-day goodwill visit to Myanmar has opened a new chapter for Sino-Myanmar relations, said the official newspaper New Light of Myanmar Saturday.

Premier Wen's visit helps strengthen the two countries' friendly relations and their bilateral cooperation in various arenas will contribute towards generation of a prosperous future, the editorial of the paper underlined.

Noting that the diplomatic ties between China and Myanmar are now in their 60th anniversary, the editorial said the two nations maintain the good neighborly relations based on equality, understanding and mutual support for each other.

"Bilateral cooperation in various sectors has made significant progress and the bilateral relations have grown to strategic relations," the editorial stressed.

With Myanmar and China sharing a common border, "the two peoples have been dealing with each other through fraternal sentiment for long and friendly relations between the two neighbors are very fruitful", the editorial appraised.

Premier Wen paid a visit to Myanmar from Wednesday to Thursday, the last leg of his four-nation Asian tour which had taken him to South Korea, Japan and Mongolia.

During his visit in the new capital of Nay Pyi Taw, Wen met with Senior General Than Shwe, Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council, and had talks with his Myanmar counterpart U Thein Sein.

The two countries signed 15 documents on cooperation covering areas such as natural gas, hydropower and other fields.

The two prime ministers also attended celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties and took part in a handover ceremony for an international conference center, which was constructed with Chinese aid.

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