Chinese, Myanmar FMs Meet on ASEAN Foreign Meetings

On July 10, 2012, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi met with Myanmar Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin on the sidelines of the ASEAN foreign meetings in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Yang Jiechi said that China and Myanmar have established the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership and bilateral relations now enjoy a good momentum of growth. China wants to maintain high-level contacts with Myanmar, enhance strategic communication, cement the foundation of China-Myanmar relations and advance cooperation across the board.

He also said China will continue to take positive measures to expand economic cooperation and trade, continue to encourage well- established companies to invest in Myanmar for mutually beneficial cooperation and common development.

U Wunna Maung Lwin applauded China's commitment to growing its relations with Myanmar. He said that Myanmar attaches great importance to its relations with China and hopes to deepen bilateral cooperation to the benefit of the two peoples.

The two sides agreed that ASEAN foreign ministers' meeting should focus the discussion on development and cooperation of the region, and that China and Myanmar will enhance coordination and work together with other parties to uphold the overall picture of regional cooperation.

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