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Senior Chinese Official Meets Burmese VP in Naypyidaw

24 June 2013

Visiting Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi held talks with Burma’s Vice President Nyan Tun in Naypyidaw on Sunday, according to China’s state-run Xinhua news agency. Yang, whose position in the Chinese government is immediately below the vice-premiers and above the ministers of various departments, said that China would unshakably push the bilateral friendship, respect Burma’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and support Burma to pursue a path of development that conforms to its status. Yang also met the same day with Lower House Speaker Shwe Mann, who returned last week from a trip to Washington.