Myanmar, China vow to promote peace in border areas hinh anh 1Participants at the consultation (Source: Xinhua)

Hanoi (VNA) - Myanmar and China pledged to further promote bilateral ties and maintain peace and stability in the border areas between the two countries at a round of consultations on diplomacy and defense in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on January 17.

The consultation was co-chaired by Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou and Deputy Chief of the Joint Staff Department of the Central Military Commission Shao Yuanming from the Chinese side, and Minister of International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin and Commander-in-Chief of No.1 Bureau of Special Operations (Army) Tun Tun Naung from the Myanmar side.

The two sides pledged to implement the consensus reached by their leaders, and upgrade the strategic cooperation partnership to a new height.

They exchanged views on the situation in northern Myanmar, and agreed that properly managing the situation in the area and safeguarding peace and stability in the border areas play an important role in maintaining bilateral ties and promoting peace process in Myanmar.

Both sides also vowed to effectively apply current bilateral exchange mechanisms relating to diplomacy, military and public security; and continue their collaboration on the situation in northern Myanmar.

They agreed to hold the next round of talks in China. - VNA