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Xi Jinping Sends Message of Congratulation to Chairperson of Myanmar's National League for Democracy Aung San Suu Kyi

On November 16, 2020, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee Xi Jinping sent a message to Chairperson of National League for Democracy (NLD) Aung San Suu Kyi, to congratulate her on the NLD's victory at the recent general elections.

Xi Jinping said in his message that he was glad to hear that the general elections took place smoothly in Myanmar and that the NLD led by Aung San Suu Kyi achieved good results, and would like to extend his sincere congratulations to Aung San Suu Kyi and the people of Myanmar. Xi said he is confident that under the leadership of Aung San Suu Kyi, the NLD will surely make even greater accomplishments in the lofty cause of achieving national prosperity.

Xi Jinping pointed out that China and Myanmar are good neighbors linked by mountains and rivers and sharing a profound pauk-phaw (fraternal) friendship. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Xi Jinping recalled that during his successful state visit to Myanmar early this year, the two sides agreed to jointly build a China-Myanmar community with a shared future, ushering in a new era of bilateral relations. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19, the two parties and the two countries have been supporting and helping each other, demonstrating through concrete actions the spirit of a community with a shared future that features China and Myanmar sticking together through thick and thin.

Xi Jinping stressed that the close and friendly exchanges between the CPC and the NLD have played an important part in the healthy and steady development of China-Myanmar relations, and that China attaches great importance to developing relations between the two parties and between the two countries. Xi Jinping said he stands ready to work with Aung San Suu Kyi to enhance the political guidance for the relations between the two parties and between the two countries, deepen exchanges and mutual learning between the two ruling parties, promote practical cooperation in various fields within the frameworks of the Belt and Road Initiative and the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor, maintain peace and tranquility in the border areas, and push for a fruitful China-Myanmar community with a shared future, so as to create more benefits for the two countries and their people.

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