Myanmar, China gear up multi-sector ties
The Chinese counterpart highlighted continuity of cooperation in China’s investments including Kyaukphyu Deep Seaport in Myanmar, interrelations of non-governmental organisations and peoples between the two countries, cultural exchanges and promotion as well as restoration of peace and stability in the border areas.
China constantly supported Myanmar in political, economic and other aspects over the past two decades. “For that reason our government and the people are always expressing thanks to China,” President Thein Sein said.
“I believe both countries would further strengthen mutual friendship between the countries and promote shared relations and cooperation as well. Our two countries can have reached a grade of significantly strategic multi-sector cooperation and have been partnership countries during the term of my Chinese counterpart,” he said.
“We encountered some unexpected hardships in our efforts to carry out mutual cooperation. We need to overcome them through mutual understanding and patience for the long term interest. Border peace and stability are key factors for the development of border areas and its peoples. Peace process is of great importance for ensuring cooperation of the two countries,” Thein Sein said.
Both leaders attended the signing ceremony and officials from both sides signed the agreements on economic and technical cooperation, preferential buyer credit loan for upper Yeywa-Shwesaryan 230 KV twin bundle double circuit transmission line (80 miles) and 230 KV Shwesaryan substation extension project and microfinance cooperation for Myanmar rural development.