Leaders of China and Myanmar on December 10 vowed to strengthen comprehensive strategic cooperation and carry out close cultural exchange.

The issue was discussed in depth by visiting Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong and Myanmar Vice President U Nyan Tun in Nay Pyi Taw during their talks held shortly following the Chinese leader’s arrival in the Myanmar capital earlier on the day.

Liu noted that China and Myanmar are traditionally friendly neighbors with deep fraternal friendship.

She added that facts have proved that the long-term steady development of China- Myanmar ties meet the fundamental interest of the two countries and deserve to be valued by both sides.

She expressed China's wishes to make joint efforts to continue exchange and cooperation in various forms in the sectors of education, health, culture, sports, information, film and television and religious affairs.

For his part, U Nyan Tun said development of friendly and neighborly ties with China is also one of the most important parts of Myanmar's foreign policy.

Myanmar is committed to promoting Myanmar-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, and endorses China's ideas and proposals on boosting cooperation, he added.

Following the meeting, the two leaders jointly witnessed the signing of an agreement on bilateral economic and technological cooperation.

Liu is on a two-day official visit to Myanmar at the invitation of U Nyan Tun.-VNA