Myanmar and China sign bilateral agreements

Writer: 
Kyaw Zin Win
State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang seen at a signing ceremony at Beijing (Photo-AFP)

Visiting State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on May 16, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Later, Suu Kyi and Li Keqiang attended the signing ceremony of five bilateral agreements.

The agreement on economic and technical cooperation between the government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the government of the People’s Republic of China was signed by Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Kyaw Tin and Minister for Commerce Zhong Shan and memorandum of understanding between Ministry of Commerce of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China on the establishment of China-Myanmar border economic cooperation zone was signed by the Minister for Transportation and Communications Thant Sin Maung and Minister for Commerce Zhong Shan.

Moreover, a memorandum of understanding between the government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the government of the People’s Republic of China on cooperation within the framework of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Initiative was signed by Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Kyaw Tin and Vice Chairman Zhang Young of National Development and Reform Commission.

The Minister for Transportation and Communications Thant Sin Maung, Minister for Construction Win Khaing, and Deputy Minister for Commerce Aung Htoo met with representatives of the Chinese companies separately at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse on May 16, according to Ministry of Information.