China’s Xi Jinping meets with Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi

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Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with a delegation from Myanmar’s National League for Democracy (NLD), headed by NLD chair Aung San Suu Kyi, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on June 11, 2015. (Xinhua/Liu Weibing)

The President of China and Secretary General of the CPC Central Committee Xi Jinping met with Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of Myanmar’s opposition party in Beijing on Thursday afternoon, in her first visit at the invitation of the CPC.

The meeting was not a state visit but a discussion between party members. Xi Jinping proposed that the two countries continue to work together and honor their joint friendship. He added that China would always view the two countries’ ties from a strategic and long-term perspective, regardless of domestic changes.

Myanmar expert Song Qingrun on Aung San Suu Kyi\'s first visit to China

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi met with China's Xi Jinping on her first visit to the country.


Myanmar expert Song Qingrun on Aung San Suu Kyi’s first visit to China
Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi met with China’s Xi Jinping on her first visit to the country.
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The relationship between the CPC and Myanmar’s National League for Democracy has developed quickly, noted Xi, offering hope that Aung San Suu Kyi would come to understand China and the CPC even better, and would boost cooperation between people of the two countries.

Aung San Suu Kyi said her party highly values friendship between the two countries and admires China’s achievements under the CPC leadership. She hoped the visit would deepen the party-to-party ties.

Aung San Suu Kyi arrived on Wednesday, and will stay until Sunday.

Report by CCTV News