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Chinese president will visit Myanmar next week

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to Myanmar next week at the invitation of Myanmar President Win Myint.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying said the first state visit of 2020, as well as the first state visit of the Chinese president to Myanmar in the last 19 years, would take place January 17-18.

Global Times reported that Chinese experts believe the visit is of strategic importance to China’s “neighborhood diplomacy”.

Myanmar and China have deep-rooted diplomatic relations that were established 70 years ago.

According to the Global Times, the “first non-communist country” to recognize China after its founding in 1949 was Myanmar.

According to local media, Myanmar is also the first country to resolve the “border issue” with China.

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