Burmese State Counselor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on the sidelines of the ongoing 49th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting (AMM) and Post-Ministerial Conferences (PMC) in Vientiane, Laos, on Sunday, both promising to strengthen ties and cooperation.
Wang conveyed Chinese President Xi Jinping’s greetings to Suu Kyi. He said that China and Burma have a deep friendship and maintain understanding, respect, and support for one another.
Wang congratulated Suu Kyi’s new government for keeping an upbeat situation in its first 100 days and wished Burma further progress in its development.
Wang expressed China’s goodwill to become a trusted partner of Burma in its development progress, saying that China is willing to increase high-level communication and push forward practical cooperation in all fields.
Suu Kyi said that China is Burma’s largest friendly neighbor, and the two peoples share strong links with each other, adding that Burma appreciates China’s support and aid in its economic development as well as national reconciliation.
Suu Kyi said she hopes China will continue to give Burma support as a good friend of the country. Burma is willing to work with China to continue to strengthen their relationship and pass down the traditional friendship between the two nations to later generations, she added.