Third Myanmar-China (2+2) High Level Consultations held in Nay Pyi Taw

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Union Minister U Kyaw Tin discusses concerning strategic importance with Chinese delegation during the third Myanmar-China (2+2) High Level Consultations held in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA

The Third Myanmar-China (2+2) High Level Consultations led by Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defence was held on 17 January 2018 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw. The Myanmar delegation was led by U Kyaw Tin, Union Minister for International Cooperation and Lt-Gen. Tun Tun Naung, Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army), and the Chinese delegation was led by H.E. Mr. Kong Xuanyou, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Maj. Gen. Shao Yuanming, Deputy Chief of Staff, Joint Staff Department of the Central Military Commission.
During the Meeting, the two sides discussed on matters of strategic importance, including maintenance of peace, stability and tranquility along the Myanmar-China border, China’s constructive support to Myanmar’s peace process, prevention of illegal entry/exit along the border, fight against illegal drugs and human traffickings, promotion of legal trade, as well as security and development of the border areas.
The Third Myanmar-China (2+2) High Level Consultations was attended by the senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Border Affairs and Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population and the National Reconciliation and Peace Center.
The (2+2) High-Level Consultations Mechanism was initiated with an aim to foster closer and effective cooperation in promoting rule of law, stability, security and management in the Myanmar-China border areas. The meeting has been held alternatively in Myanmar and China. The First and Second (2+2) High-Level Consultations were held in November 2016 and March 2017 in Nay Pyi Taw and Kunming, respectively. After the meeting, Union Minister U Kyaw Tin hosted the luncheon in honour of H.E. Mr. Kong Xuanyou and Maj. Gen. Shao Yuanming and delegations at the MGallery, Lake Garden Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw.
Prior to the Third Myanmar-China (2+2) High-Level Consultations led by Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defence, a preparatory (1+1) meeting between U Kyaw Tin, Union Minister for International Cooperation and H.E. Mr. Kong Xuanyou, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 16 January 2018. Lt-Gen. Tun Tun Naung, Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army) and Maj. Gen. Shao Yuanming, Deputy Chief of Staff, Joint Staff Department of the Central Military Commission also met at a separate (1+1) meeting at Shwe Nan Taw Hotel on the same day.

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