During the Water Splashing Festival, Wang Junqiang, secretary of CPC Dehong Committee, meets with the Myanmar delegation headed by Sai Mauk Kham, the former Myanmese vice president. The delegation is invited to attend the 2017 Water Splashing Carnival. The two sides reach consensus on further cooperation and exchange in such fields as economic trade, education, health care, agriculture, social affairs and religion.
On behalf of CPC Dehong Committee and Dehong Government, Wang Junqiang extends warm welcome to the visiting Myanmese delegation. He expresses, “As an old friend of Dehong, Sai Mauk Kham has always concerned and supported the exchange and cooperation between Dehong and Myanmar, boosting the cooperation between two sides and providing great support in Ruili-Muse Economic Cooperation Zone. Here, we would like to express our heartfelt thanks. ”
Wang Junqiang maintains, “As friendly neighbors, China and Myanmar are linked by mountains and rivers, enjoying profound friendship. Dehong has maintained good exchange and cooperation with such areas in Myanmar as Muse, Myitkyina,Bhamo and Lashio. Dehong has established business offices in Mandalay, Myitkyina, Lashio and Naypyidaw. Muse Office of Ruili Development Center for Women and Children is the first NGO organization China has established in Myanmar. Funds for Sino-Myanmar livelihood projects have also been set. Dehong has also sent experts to Lashio to guide corn planting. All these efforts have created favorable conditions for exchange and cooperation between the two sides. Against the backdrop of a sustained, sound and steady Sino-Myanmar relationship, we look forward to deepen our friendship with Myanmar and further exchange and cooperation in several aspects. We hope Sai Mauk Kham will continue to care for and support exchange and cooperation between Dehong and Myanmar. Joint efforts are to yield more fruits and benefit the people of the two countries.”
Sai Mauk Kham expresses his gratitude for the hospitality of CPC Dehong Committee and Dehong Government. He says, “Since the establishment of Sino-Myanmar diplomaticties, the two sides have always maintained good interaction in both high-level visits and people-to-people exchange. Dehong has been progressing at amazing speed in recent years. Dehong works as the most important area for Sino- Myanmar trade. The two sides boast huge potential in cooperation and promising prospects and golden opportunities in development. We hope to extend exchange and cooperation in such areas as health care, education and religion on the basis of sound economic trade. The exchange and cooperation will further our friendship and benefit well-beings of people of the two countries.”
Among the leaders who attend the meeting are Gong Jingzhen, Hou Sheng, Ban Ai’guo, E Tun, Dao Xiaorui and persons-in-charge from Office of CPC Dehong Committee and Foreign Affair Department.
After the meeting, leaders from two sides exchange souvenirs and take pictures.