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Chinese Vice President vows to further ties with Myanmar

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16:15, November 28, 2011

BEIJING, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping on Monday hailed the country's friendship with Myanmar and pledged to further bilateral ties.

Xi, also vice chairman of the Central Military Committee, met with Myanmar's Commander of the Armed Forces Min Aung Hlaing Monday morning in Beijing.

"The friendship, forged by leaders of the older generations, has endured changes in the international arena," Xi said, adding that the two states have implemented fruitful cooperation and support each other on international and regional issues.

China will, as always, support Myanmar's efforts in preserving national unity, promoting economic development and improving people's livelihood, he said.

He also asked Myanmar to properly settle problems and maintain a sound momentum of development.

"China will work with Myanmar to further bolster the comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation," he said.

Xi proposed the two military forces to enhance exchange and deepen cooperation so to contribute to bilateral ties.

Min Aung Hlaing said the two armed forces share traditional friendship and new opportunities in the new period.

He pledged to strengthen military exchanges and cooperation with China in order to safeguard peace and stability in the two countries and the region.

Min Aung Hlaing reiterated that Myanmar will firmly adhere to the one-China policy and support China's stance on issues concerning Taiwan, Tibet and Xinjiang.


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