NAY PYI TAW - The Tibetan delegation of the Chinese National People's Congress (NPC) concluded its visit to Myanmar on Tuesday.
Deputy Speaker of Myanmar's House of Nationalities U Aye Tha Aung (C, front) poses for a group photo with head of the delegation Penba Tashi (4th R, front), who is also Vice Chairman of the Government of the Tibet Autonomous Region, in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, Nov. 7, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]
During the visit, the delegation met with Deputy Speaker of Myanmar's House of Nationalities U Aye Tha Aung, as well as a number of other Myanmar officials.
Head of the delegation Penba Tashi, who is also Vice Chairman of the Government of the Tibet Autonomous Region, said Tibet is enjoying good and rapid economic development, with people's livelihood improving, the ecology system being well maintained, and ethnic unity and harmony prevailing.
He said Tibetan people enjoy freedom of religious belief, and live and work in contentment in a peaceful and harmonious society.
All these achievements, he said, should be attributed to the wise leadership of the Chinese Communist Party as well as the care given by the central government.
Penba Tashi praised Myanmar's long-time adherence to the one-China policy, and hoped Myanmar would continue to support China's principled stance in issues concerning China's core interests such asTibet-related issues.
Myanmar officials, including U Aye Tha Aung, expressed admiration for the development achieved by Tibet Autonomous Region, saying that Myanmar values the "paukphaw" (fraternal) friendship between Chinese and Myanmar people, and will continue to abide by the one-China policy.
They said Myanmar is willing to further enhance the traditional friendship with China, strengthen trade and economy communications and peope-to-people exchanges, and deepen legislative and regional communications, to benefit people from both countries.