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Senior CPC Official Meets Myanmese

Senior CPC Official Meets Myanmese Delegation

  Xinhua, Beijing, 26 October 2000. Li Ruihuan, a Standing Committee
member of the Political Bureau of the Chinese Communist Party
Central Committee, met with Win Myint, vice-president of the Union
Solidarity and Development Association of Myanmar, and his
delegation here today.

Li, who is also chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese
People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), said China
and Myanmar are friendly neighbors faced with the same task of
developing the economy and improving living standards, and they
hold the same or similar views on many international issues,
Li said, stressing that it is in the fundamental interests of both
countries to  further advance their friendly cooperation.

Li said China has undergone dramatic changes since its reform
and opening up. There are broad prospects for economic
development of Myanmar, which enjoys abundant forest,
mineral and tourist resources.

The development of the two countries is mutually beneficial,
Li said, adding that China sincerely hopes that Myanmar will
realize economic development and national prosperity, allowing
a happier life for its people.

Win Myint, who is also the third secretary of the State Peace
and Development Council of Myanmar, agreed with Li that
Myanmar and China are close in their brotherly relations.
Myanmar, as always, will stick to its policy of developing
friendship with China, he affirmed.

He also voiced admiration of China's great achievements in the
past over 20 years, expressing the hope that bilateral economic
and trade cooperation would be further reinforced so as to realize
a common development.