A Myanmar delegation headed by Union Minister for Immigration and Population U Myint Kyaing participated in the opening ceremony of the 2023 Global Public Security Cooperation Forum held in Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province, China on 20 September. Over 50 countries were represented by their Security Ministers, deputy ministers, and officials at the ceremony.
During the opening ceremony, Mr Wang Xiaohong, State Councillor of the People's Republic of China and Minister of Public Security, delivered the inaugural address. Security Ministers, deputy ministers, and delegates from the participating nations also addressed the gathering.
Following the ceremony, Union Minister U Myint Kyaing had a discussion with Mr Wang Xiaohong, State Councillor and Minister of Public Security of the People's Republic of China.
During the meeting, the discussions between China and Myanmar covered such various key areas as the long-standing friendly relationship between the two countries, ensuring security, stability and peace within their shared borders, collaborative efforts to enhance relations between their citizens, preventing illegal border crossings, combatting drug trafficking, human trafficking, and online gambling associated with gaming, successful cross-border cooperation among China, Myanmar, Thailand, and Laos in addressing crimes, human trafficking, drug trafficking, and money swindling, China's commitment to assist with the repatriation of displaced persons from Rakhine State, adding border posts between the two nations and increasing cooperation in immigration operations, mutual entry and exit arrangements for citizens holding passports from the Muse-Ruili entry point, and enhancing cooperation in matters related to border area stability and peace, as well as immigration-related activities.
The meeting also underscored the importance of collaboration between China and Myanmar in addressing various security and border-related challenges while maintaining their close diplomatic ties. — MNA/TS