NAY PYI TAW, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar President U Thein Sein met with visiting senior Chinese legislator Yan Junqi here on Friday, with both sides expressing their wishes to further enhance practical cooperation in a range of sectors.
Yan is vice-chairwomen of the Standing Committee of the Chinese National People's Congress.
Commenting on the two countries' relations, U Thein Sein said the Myanmar-China "paukphaw" (fraternal) friendship has experienced a long history but is still full of vigor.
Sixty four years since the establishment of diplomatic relations, Myanmar has stuck to developing Myanmar-China friendship, and the two countries have made great achievements in economic, trade and cultural cooperation, he said.
No matter how Myanmar changes domestically, Myanmar's friendly policy towards China would not alter, he stressed.
Thanking China for its long-term assistance and support, the president vowed to continue to adhere to the one-China policy and push the steady development of Myanmar-China bilateral ties.
Yan arrived in Myanmar Thursday on a goodwill visit at the invitation of Myanmar's Union Parliament.
During her visit, Yan also met with Speaker of the Union Parliament and the House of Representatives U Shwe Mann and Deputy Speaker U Nanda Kyaw Swa.
The two sides had in-depth exchange of views on further strengthening the exchange and cooperation between legislative bodies of the two countries.