U Than Swe, Deputy Prime Minister and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs meets with Mr. Wang Yi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of China

(6-12-2023, Nay Pyi Taw)

      On the sidelines of the 8th Mekong- Lancang Foreign Ministers’ Meetings held in Beijing, People’s Republic of China, U Than Swe, Deputy Prime Minister and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar met with H.E. Mr. Wang Yi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China at 1630 hrs on 6-12-2023, at the Diaoyutai State Guest House.

      At the meeting, both sides cordially exchanged views on matters pertaining to the consolidation of the existing traditional bonds of Myanmar-China Pauk Phaw relations, acceleration of mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries including bilateral projects under the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor (CMEC) and the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) such as Kyauk Phyu Deep Seaport, China-Myanmar Railway and cross-border electricity distribution networks, closer collaboration between the law enforcement agencies of Myanmar and China for the maintenance of security, peace and stability along the Myanmar-China border areas and total elimination of illegal drugs and human trafficking as well as online frauds, enhancement of cooperation in the media sector in controlling misinformation that could impact bilateral relations and closer coordination in Mekong-Lancang cooperation mechanism as well as other regional and multilateral arenas.

     Both sides also discussed the possibility of conveying Buddha Tooth Relic for the 5th time to Myanmar at an appropriate time with a view to further promoting trust, understanding and friendship between the two countries.

      Mr. Wang Yi, Chinese Foreign Minister reiterated China’s position of respecting the sovereignty and territory integrity, and non interference in the internal affairs of Myanmar as well as support for Myanmar’s development path that suits the country.