Myanmar-China (2+2) high-level consultations held

The Second Round of Myanmar and China (2+2) High-Level Consultations led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Defence was held on 7th February 2017 in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China. The meeting was attended by the Myanmar Delegation led by U Kyaw Tin, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Lt. Gen. Tun Tun Naung, Ministry of Defence and the Chinese Delegation was led by Mr. Liu Zhenmin, Vice- Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Major General Shao Yuanming, Deputy Chief of the Joint Staff Department of the Central Military Commission.

During the meeting, the two sides exchanged views on border related issues focusing on China’s constructive support for the peace process of Myanmar, promoting peace and tranquility along Myanmar-China border, stabilization of the situation of Northern Myanmar, confidence-building measures and development of border areas to promote the interests of the population in these areas.

Moreover, the two sides agreed, among others, to step up collaboration through bilateral mechanisms and cooperation in various areas such as Myanmar- China border management, combating narcotic drugs, and preventing illegal entries and illegal trade; to adhere to the Boundary Treaty in constructing river banks maintenance works to prevent river banks erosion along the Boundary Rivers and to jointly develop guidelines for construction of retaining walls along the river banks.

On 8th February 2017, the Minister of State called on Mr. Chen Hao, Communist Party Secretary of Yunnan Province at Haigeng Garden Hotel and discussed in a friendly and cordial manner on various issues including promoting peace and stability along the border areas and strengthening bilateral cooperation for border areas development. Following the meeting, Myanmar Delegation attended the dinner hosted by Mr. Chen Shun, Vice-Governor of Yunnan Province.

The (2+2) High-Level Consultations Meeting led by Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defence at the central level was established aim at strengthening the cooperation in security and management in the Myanmar-China border areas more effectively. The First Myanmar and China (2+2) High-Level Consultations led by Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defence was previously held on 25th November 2016 in Nay Pyi Taw.

Source: Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Foreign Affairs