State Counsellor in China for high-profile meeting
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will attend a meeting of the Communist Party of China with political parties from around the world in Beijing at the invitation of the Chinese government.
STATE Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi left Thursday to attend a high-level meeting of the Communist Party of China with political parties from around the world in Beijing at the invitation of the Chinese government, according to a press statement released by her office.
During the meeting, she will deliver a speech as a special guest and will meet separately with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Accompanying the state counsellor are U Win Khaing, minister for Electricity, Energy and Construction, Chief Minister of Mandalay Region U Zaw Myint Maung and Deputy Minister of the President’s Office U Min Thu.
The event is the first major multilateral meeting since the 19th Congress of CPC in China in October, where President Xi disclosed his thoughts on “socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era”.
The leaders of the political parties will get an in-depth interpretation of President Xi’s thoughts on socialism, which were included in the constitution of the CPC after the congress.
According to a report from China Plus, leaders from more than 200 political parties and organisations from around the world are expected to attend the dialogue through Sunday.
Quoting Guo Yezhou, vice minister of the International Department of the CPC’S Central Committee, the report said several foreign political parties have said that they are eager to learn about the spirit of the CPC’S 19th Congress.
He also said the dialogue would be a place where the political parties from around the world can exchange ideas and learn from one another about making progress in their governing abilities and in tackling challenges.
Last week, Commander-in-chief of Defense Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing visited China, where he met with President Xi and thanked the Chinese government for supporting Myanmar’s efforts to deal with the crisis in Rakhine State.
During the meeting with President Xi, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing discussed cooperation between the two countries, and furthering relations and cooperation between the two nations’ armed forces.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang, Yi when he visited Myanmar this month, proposed a three-step solution in resolving the crisis in Rakhine, saying the root cause of the conflict is poverty.
The first phase of the Chinese plan is to have a ceasefire on the ground, to return to stability and order so the people can enjoy peace and no longer be forced to flee, Wang Yi said while attending the Asia-europe Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Nay Pyi Taw.