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for almost half a centurys under the rule of a army regime. The Myanmar administration has undergone significant democracy reform since 2010. In March 2011, the army jungle was disbanded and a new civil chairman, Thein Sein, was officially opened. Myanmar's situation has changed since these changes: the tourist industry has blossomed, there have been economical reform, links with other nations have grown, international appointments have been re-established, thousand of detainees have been freed, and various communities have entered into wars.
Myanmar's civilization is strongly shaped by Buddhism, Myanmar's formal religious system, and is highly varied, taking into consideration its varied people. It borders the People's Republic of China to the Nort, Laos to the Easter, Thailand to the S., Bangladesh to the W. and India to the NW, the Andaman Sea to the S. and the Bay of Bengal to the SW.
One third of Myanmar's entire area, 1,930 kilometres (1,199 miles), is a continuous coastal line. A large part of the land is located in the Asian tsunamis area, between the Tropic of Cancer and the Equator. Myanmar's varied populations have had an important part to play in the definition of its policies, histories and demography in contemporary time.
Myanmar and the People's Republic of China
President Xi Jingping of the People's Republic of China invited the President of the Republic of Myanmar U Htin Kyaw and his spouse Daw Su Su Lwin to pay a state mission to China from 6 to 11 April. In the course of the meeting, President U Htin Kyaw conducted discussions with President Xi Jinping and had separate meetings with Prime Minister Li Keqiang of the State Council and Chairman Zhang Dejiang of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress.
Both sides had an intensive exchange of opinions and achieved a wide agreement on the consolidation of their long-standing friendships and the promotion of their extensive policy alliances. Both sides discussed the long-standing bonds of fellowship and collaboration between Myanmar and China and the "Pauk-Phaw" relationship between the two states.
The two sides shared the view that since the beginning of embarking on 67 years of political dialogue, Myanmar and China have always followed the Five Principles of peaceful coexistence and have worked together for swift advances in bi-lateral relationships that have brought real advantages to both people. Both sides reiterated that they will remain committed to a good neighbourliness approach, to a strategy and long-term outlook, to the interests of both nations and to further work towards further advancement in the current overall SPA.
The two sides undertook to cultivate strong high-level contact through visit-sharing, to work closely together in multi-lateral forums, to intensify amicable dialogue at various platforms, to improve policy communications and to intensify the sharing of experiences with government. In May 2017, Myanmar sponsored China's Belt and Road project and hosted a Belt and Road Forum for international cooperation.
Both sides will further use intergovernmental co-operation arrangements in place, such as the Mixed Commission on Commerce and Industry, the Committees on Agrarian Co-operation and on Co-operation in the field of Energy and Energy, and strengthen co-operation on economics and commerce, as well as on the subjects of energy, transport, agriculture and productive capacities, in order to foster the combined advancement of the two nations and the developing livelihoods of the two people.
Myanmar was assisted by China in pursuing a course of sustainable economic growth in accordance with its own domestic circumstances and in continuously fostering the country's progress towards democracy, acknowledged the Myanmar government's effort to promote economic growth and the livelihoods of its citizens, and stated its willingness to do its utmost to help. Burma reiterated its strong attachment to One China policy and its continuing strong backing for China's positions on Taiwan, Tibet and Xinjiang.
Both sides under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defence of Myanmar-China 2+2 high-level consultations continued to make good use of their joint efforts to support the interests of regional and local authorities for regional and local prosperity, safety, rule of law, peaceful and stable borders and to foster local economies, society and livelihoods.
Myanmar was assisted by China in achieving civil harmony and country unity through the establishment of the country's own dialog. Burma expressed its gratitude to China for the help it has provided for internal harmony and country-building in Myanmar and greeted China's continuing positive contribution to this work. Both sides underlined their commitment to strengthening co-ordination and co-operation in the United Nations, ASEAN-China co-operation and other multi-lateral fora with a view to promoting joint efforts to foster regional peacemaking, regional stabilisation and further develop.
In his sincere tribute to President Xi Yinping for the cordial welcome given to the Myanmar Mission during his trip, President U Htin Kyaw invited President Xi Yinping to make a state mission to Myanmar at a timely and mutually beneficial moment in the near-term. Xi Junping thanked President for the induction.