SHANGHAI Chinese navy ships are viewing Myanmar and will carry out communications, lookup and rescue, and other joint workouts with the Myanmar navy, China’s protection ministry claimed on Saturday.
The ships arrived in Yangon on Thursday for a 4-working day visit, spokesman Wu Qian claimed in remarks posted on the ministry’s web site.
Wu claimed China was eager to fortify strategic communication and deepen cooperation with Myanmar, while creating joint efforts to safeguard regional peace and balance and endorse bilateral ties.
The ship visit begun the working day China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations agreed to a framework for a lengthy-mooted code of carry out for the disputed South China Sea.
It comes just after Chinese President Xi Jinping met Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi – who serves as Myanmar’s international minister while also being de facto head of its civilian governing administration – in Beijing previously this week pursuing China’s Belt and Road Forum.
China experienced a near relationship with Myanmar’s previous armed service-operate governing administration, and has diligently viewed the democratisation process in its strategically located southern neighbour.
(Reporting by John Ruwitch Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)