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Senior official says China-Myanmar ties face important opportunity

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-06-12 11:36

Senior official says China-Myanmar ties face important opportunity

Photo taken on June 10, 2015 shows Myanmar's National League for Democracy (NLD) chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi at Yangon International Airport in Yangon, Myanmar. Aung San Suu Kyi left here on Wednesday for her first visit to China aimed at enhancing mutual understanding and promoting cooperation and friendly relations between the two neighbors. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING - A Senior Chinese official said Thursday that the China-Myanmar relationship has an important opportunity.

State Councilor Yang Jiechi made the remarks when he met with Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of Myanmar's National League for Democracy (NLD).

Yang said China is willing to make joint efforts with Myanmar to push forward the China-Myanmar comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.

It is in line with the fundamental interests of the two countries and the two peoples, he said.

The Myanmar-China relationship is very important, Suu Kyi said, voicing hope for further enhancing people-to-people exchanges and strengthening bilateral cooperation in various fields.

Invited by the Communist Party of China, Suu Kyi is on her first China visit from Wednesday to Sunday.

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