China, Myanmar to enhance military ties

Beijing, Oct 15 (IANS) China will work with Myanmar to further improve military ties and jointly safeguard border stability, a senior military officer said here Tuesday.

Vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission Fan Changlong made the pledge during his meeting with Myanmar's Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Services Senior-General Min Aung Hlaing, Xinhua reported.

The official said China attached great importance to the development of military ties with Myanmar and will continue to handle sensitive issues appropriately and cooperate in a mutually beneficial way.

Fan said China is ready to work with Myanmar and jointly safeguard border stability so as to contribute to the development of the comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation between the two nations.

For his part, Min Aung Hlaing said the friendship between Myanmar and China would never change regardless of how the international and regional situation changes.

He said Myanmar would continue to strengthen strategic mutual trust and cooperation with China so as to safeguard the common interest of the two nations.

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