In commemoration of the 73rd Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the People’s Republic of China, a signing ceremony for the cooperation agreements between Myanmar and China was held at the M-Gallery Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.
At the ceremony U Than Swe, Union Minister for Foreign Affairs, delivered the commemorative speech. Mr Chen Hai, Ambassador of People’s Republic of China, also delivered the commemorative remarks. Union Minister for International Cooperation U Ko Ko Hlaing, Union Minister for Science and Technology Dr Myo Thein Kyaw, Union Minister for Health Dr Thet Khaing Win, Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs U Min Thein Zan, Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Aung Thaw, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs U Kyaw Myo Htut, Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Dr Aung Gyi, Deputy Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs U Myo Hlaing and senior officials from the ministries concerned were also present at the ceremony. Four Agreements were signed and exchanged at the ceremony.
The Handover and Acceptance Certificate for China aided COVID-19 Vaccine between the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the Government of the People’s Republic of China was signed by Dr Thet Khaing Win, Union Minister for Health and Mr Chen Hai, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in which China provides three million doses of vaccine and syringes, worth of US$6.9 million, for the peoples of Myanmar.
Dr Myo Thein Kyaw, Union Minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology and Mr Chen Hai, Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar exchanged the Letters on the project to provide equipment and online service to the Government Technological College (Mandalay). This project is worth RMB 717,200.
U Min Thein Zan, Union Minister of the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs and Mr Chen Hai, Ambassador of Peoples’ Republic of China to Myanmar also exchanged the Letters on the project to conduct a feasibility study on the reconstruction of Aung San Stadium. As per the agreement, China will provide a grant of RMB2,000,000 to Myanmar.
The Agreement on the Transfer of Fund for Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Special Fund (2023) Projects was signed by U Kyaw Myo Htut, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Mr Chen Hai, Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar. In accordance with the agreement, China will transfer over US$3.8 million to Myanmar for 14 Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Special Fund projects to be implemented in Myanmar by seven line Ministries in the fields of agriculture, livestock research, electricity supply, environmental conservation, capacity building, science and technology, trade, and tourism. The total number of MLC Special Fund projects received by Myanmar since 2017 to date has reached to 106. Myanmar has received assistance worth US$31.4 million through the MLC Special Fund supported by China.
Refreshments were served at the ceremony. — MNA