15:14 | 23/11/2017 Global Economy
China has proposed building an economic corridor with Myanmar to further enhance the bilateral comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.
|China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) and Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi - Source Xinhua|
China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi was speaking at a joint press conference with Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi after their fresh talks in Myanmar on November 19.
The two sides pledged to promote bilateral relations and deepen pragmatic cooperation.
Wang said the economic corridor, in consideration of Myanmar’s national development plan and actual needs, will start from China’s Yunnan province and connect with Mandalay city in the central region of Myanmar, and further extend to the new city of Yangon and the special economic zone of Kyaukpyu, forming a three-pillar cooperation pattern.
Such a design is supposed to boost connectivity among large projects along the routes and at the same time fuel development in Myanmar, he added.
Aung San Suu Kyi said the proposal is suitable with Myanmar’s national development plan and hoped the two sides will cooperate in the priority fields in Myanmar, including transportation and electricity.