Xi arrives in Nay Pyi Taw for state visit to Myanmar
NAY PYI TAW, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Nay Pyi Taw on Friday for a state visit to Myanmar.
During his two-day stay, Xi is scheduled to attend a series of state events held by Myanmar President U Win Myint, hold talks with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, meet with Commander-in-Chief of Defense Services Min Aung Hlaing, and exchange views with the leaders of Myanmar’s parliament and political parties.
Xi will also join Myanmar leaders in a series of celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties and the launching ceremony of the China-Myanmar Culture and Tourism Year program.
It is Xi’s first overseas trip this year, and the first visit to the Asian neighbor by a Chinese president after an interval of 19 years.