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China and Myanmar Jointly Hold the Reopening Ceremony of the Zhou Enlai Pavilion

2022-07-03 22:11

On July 3, 2022 local time, the Chinese Embassy in Myanmar and Myanmar's Ministry of Foreign Affairs jointly held the reopening ceremony of the refurbished Zhou Enlai Pavilion in Bagan, which was jointly attended by State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi who came to chair the seventh Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Myanmar, and Myanmar's Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin.

The two foreign ministers cut the ribbon for the reopening of the pavilion, looked at precious photos and materials of Premier Zhou Enlai's visit to Myanmar displayed in the pavilion and reviewed the touching historical story of bilateral friendly exchanges. Young Chinese and Myanmar singers sang "Call Pauk-phaw" on video, expressing the common aspiration to continue to write a new legend of friendship by "drinking from the same river, and realizing a dream together".

Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Chen Hai and Myanmar's Deputy Foreign Minister U Moe Zaw Oo delivered speeches respectively, saying that President Xi Jinping pointed out that Zhou Enlai is a glorious name and an immortal name. The two sides spoke highly of the symbolic significance of the Zhou Enlai Pavilion and stressed that the two countries will make joint efforts to carry forward the China-Myanmar friendship forged and nurtured by the elder generation of leaders of the two countries and jointly build a China-Myanmar community with a shared future through thick and thin to better benefit the two countries and two peoples.

Premier Zhou Enlai made a donation to local historic sites during his visit to Bagan in 1961. Myanmar friends built with part of the donation and the public donation the pavilion beside the pagoda to shelter the Myanmar people visiting the pagoda from wind and rain. It has become a symbol of China-Myanmar "Pauk-phaw" friendship.

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