China, Myanmar agree to cooperate on suspended joint hydropower project   2011-10-10 17:16:21 FeedbackPrintRSS

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Myanmar's Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin, who is visiting China as a special envoy of Myanmar President U Thein Sein, in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 10, 2011. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo)

Vice President Xi Jinping also met with U Wunna Maung Lwin on the same day. Xi urged the two sides to properly settle relevant matters that have emerged during the course of cooperation through friendly consultations.

China always attaches great importance to the China-Myanmar good neighborly and cooperative relations and is willing to continue its efforts to promote the bilateral pragmatic cooperation based on principles of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit, the press release quoted Xi as saying.

U Wunna Maung Lwin conveyed and passed on greetings and a personal letter from Myanmar President U Thein Sein to President Hu Jintao.

He said U Thein Sein and the Myanmar government highly value its friendly relations with China and has been paying close attention to China's relevant concerns.

Myanmar will work closely with China to strengthen the mutually beneficiary cooperation and further enrich the comprehensive and strategic partnership between the two nations, U Wunna Maung Lwin said.

The Myitsone hydropower plant project started in December 2009. With an installed capacity of 6,000 megawatts (mw), it is estimated to yield 29,400 million kilowatt-hours a year upon completion, which had been slated for 2019.

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Editor: Yamei Wang
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