Tuesday, May 16, 2017

State Counsellor and world leaders attend China talks

May 15, 2017
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and heads of states and governments attended a roundtable discussion at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation held at Yanqi Lake International Conference Centre, China yesterday.

The roundtable discussion was attended by heads of states from 30 countries, including the host country China. Also attending are the United Nations Secretary General, the World Bank President, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund and the president of the People’s Republic of China Mr. Xi Jinping, who chaired the discussion.

Discussions were held under the titles “Policy synergy for closer partnership” in the morning, “Closer people-to-people bond” during working lunch and “Connectivity cooperation for interconnected development” in the afternoon.

During the discussion, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi gave a speech emphasising that a closer people-to-people bond, a peaceful and stable neighbourhood based on mutual understanding and respect are the basic principles for the success of the One Belt, One Road programme, a major initiative by China to revive, and modernise the land and sea routes used in ancient times to trade spices and silk. The modern version of the Silk Road will potentially benefit all the countries along the route, from Asia to Europe.

A joint communiqué was issued after the discussion.

In the evening, the State Counsellor met the United Nations Secretary General Mr. Antonio Guterres in the Diaoyutai State Guest House and discussed matters relating to the Myanmar peace and reconciliation processes and invited the United Nations Secretary General to attend the Union Peace Conference – 21stCentury Panglong second meeting.

Attending the forum with the State Counsellor are the Union Minister for Transport and Communications, the Union Minister for Construction, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and the Deputy Minister for Commerce.

Myanmar News Agency

Ref; The Global New Light Myanmar

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