China and Myanmar Improves Cooperation after Establishment of New Government
China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi, stated that Myanmar and China should reinforce high level exchange as soon as possible and to properly tackle issues that faces their cooperation. Meeting with his Myanmar counterpart Aung San Suu Kyi, Wang visit to Myanmar was just days after the new government took office which in turn highlighted the friendship of the two countries. China and Myanmar relations are at a historical starting point, and Wang’s two day visit is the first top foreign diplomat to do a courtesy call to Suu Kyi since the new government took office.
Suu Kyi’s landslide victory for the National League Democracy, wherein before the election was an influential opposition party. And during the meet with Wang, Suu Kyi said that the relationship with China is very important politically, socially and economically. China is eager to build more confidence between the two nations and vowed that China will support Myanmar process for a national reconciliation. China is also Myanmar’s biggest investment and trade partner.
Analysts are saying that the country’s new administration will aim for a greater economic growth and address the need for industries. Based on a statement of Nyunt Maung Shein, Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies Chairman that two way relations are test over time and the new administration is pursuing traditional and friendly relations with China. Considered as an important neighbor of Myanmar, it is natural for Myanmar to accept Wang as the first visiting foreign minister after Suu Kyi became the foreign minister.
Investment from China will benefit Myanmar’s development, promote corporate social responsibility, create job opportunities and preserve the environment. Myanmar’s government is now engaged in boosting national reconciliation and to improve its people’s lives as China will be playing a big role in this plans. The country also plans to upgrade its water projects and infrastructure and to develop its industrial parks.