Friday, May 13, 2011

Burmese president meets Chinese military

Vice Chairman of China's Central Military Commission Xu Caihou (L) shakes hands with Burmese president U Thein Sein at the President's House in Burma's new capital Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, May 13, 2011 (Xinhua/Myanmar News Agency).

NAY PYI TAW, Burma - Myanmar president U Thein Sein met with visiting Vice Chairman of China's Central Military Commission Xu Caihou in China Friday with the two sides exchanging views on issues of common concern.

U Thein Sein expressed delight to see major progress achieved in the two countries' cooperation in various sectors, including frequent reciprocal visits at high level.

The visit of Xu soon after Myanmar's formation of the new government has actively reflected the friendly relations between the two countries and the two armed forces, he said.

He added that strengthening of Myanmar-China unity and cooperation not only conforms to the fundamental interests of the two peoples, but also contributes to the development and stability of the region.

On the occasion, Xu said 61 years after the two countries established diplomatic relation, bilateral ties have always maintained a healthy and stable development. More