Myanmar-China civic organizations celebrate 70th anniversary of peaceful relationship

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Tun Mon Thet (NP News) - June 20

Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Initiation of Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence that was jointly organized by the China Foundation for Peace and Development (CFPD) and Myanmar-China Communication and Cooperation Center (MCCCC) took place on 19 June at Yangon Chinese Cultural Center.

Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Myanmar Mrs. Qiao Li, Deputy Managing Director of CITIC Group (Myanmar) Co Ltd Mr Ma Chuanfu, Chairperson of U Nu-Daw Mya Yee Foundation Daw Than Than Nu (daughter of former prime minister U Nu, think tanks, and guests from different grounds including media sector attended the event and delivered remarks respectively.

Mrs. Qiao Li gave an opening remark and highlighted her sense of togetherness with Myanmar people for the time being, saying “I’ve been here in Myanmar for three years since 2021 and I felt the importance of peace and tranquility, prosperity and requirements of the Myanmar people from my deep heart. We always have been together with Myanmar in a changing and difficult situation.” She added, “Chinese companies do not quit or withdraw their projects and operate their businesses creating valuable opportunities for Myanmar.”

Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai developed the Five Principles of Peaceful Co-existence: mutual respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, mutual non-aggression, non-interference in each other’s internal affairs, equality and mutual benefit, and peaceful coexistence seventy years ago.

U Khin Maung Zaw, Joint Secretary of the Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies, remarked “Myanmar and all developing countries have to get the grow together and mutual benefits by strengthening the five principles of peaceful co-existence; and we have to rewrite the world order with more peaceful, no aggression, equality among nations and no one nation is above others.”

In 2023, Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed the idea of building a global community of shared futures.

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