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China hopes Obama's Myanmar visit conducive to stability


08:54, November 20, 2012

BEIJING, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) -- China hopes U.S. President Barack Obama's Myanmar visit will be conducive to east Asia's peace, stability and development.

While commenting on the visit, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the remarks at a regular press conference on Monday, adding that, "President Obama's visit is a matter between the United States and Myanmar."

She added that China and Myanmar are friendly neighbors, who, on the basis of the five principles of peaceful coexistence, conducted substantial cooperation in the spirit of equality and reciprocity, and they have also promoted their strategic partnership of cooperation.

"The development of China-Myanmar relations benefits the two peoples, and contributes to regional peace, stability and prosperity. We are confident in the in-depth development of bilateral relations," said Hua.

Obama arrived in Yangon on Monday morning kicking off his trip to Myanmar, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to visit the nation in the history of Myanmar-U.S. relations.

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