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COSC Delegation Visited India and Myanmar

Source: Department of International Exchanges and Cooperation Date: 2015-12-21
From 8 to 15 December, at the invitation of India’s Observer Research Foundation and the Center for Strategic and International Study of the Myanmar Development Resource Institute, Counsellors Jiang Minglin, Li Yuguang and Liu Huan, and Deputy Director General Zheng Hongying, Director Wang Jing and Wang Ruina of the General Office of COSC attended symposiums held by think tanks and had exchanges with the Indian and Myanmar sides on the Belt and Road initiative, the BCIM Economic Corridor and other economic cooperation issues.
On the morning of December 9, the delegation held a roundtable with the Mumbai office of the Observer Research Foundation. Chairman Sudheendra Kulkanni briefed the delegation on the research areas of the foundation and India’s strategic visions. The head of the COSC delegation Jiang Minglin gave an introduction to the working models of China’s think tanks and economic situation. Counsellor Li Yuguang talked about the Belt and Road and BCIM Economic Corridor initiatives. The two sides also had extensive discussions on the environment, education, smart city, China-India cooperation and people-to-people and cultural exchange, and pledged to promote deeper cooperation in specific areas.
In New Delhi, the delegation were invited by China’s embassy in India to a working dinner with embassy officials and five scholars from three well-known Indian think tanks: the Institute of Chinese Studies, the Observer Research Foundation, and the Jawaharlal Nehru University. In a light and cordial atmosphere, the two sides exchanged views on issues of shared interest.
On the morning of December 11, the delegation held a roundtable with the Observer Research Foundation. Professor Manoj Joshi, a renowned scholar in India and an expert on international political issues, the two sides discussed on the Belt and Road initiative, BCIM Economic Corridor and cyber security. Head of the COSC delegation Jiang Minglin made concluding remarks.
The delegation also visited the Amity University, a prestigious university in India. Professor Gurinder Singh, vice president of the university, accompanied the delegation on a tour of the facilities on campus. At a workshop, the deans and professors of seven departments gave speeches. Mr. Jiang Minglin made a keynote speech on China’s economic development and education. The two sides expressed the wish to deepen cooperation.
The delegation also had talks with the political, science and technology, information and commerce sections of the embassy, the chamber of commerce of Chinese businesses in India and Shandong Power Construction Company.
On December 15, the delegation visited the the Center for Strategic and International Study, a renowned think tank in Myanmar. U Ko Ko Hlaing, the Chief Political Advisor to the Myanmar President, met with the delegation. The two sides expressed the hope to carry out joint research on issues of shared interest, further strengthen cooperation and exchange visits.
The delegation also visited Yangon University and met with leaders of the university. They also had talks with representatives of big Chinese companies in Myanmar such as CNPC, Norinco, Power China and Huawei.
Zheng Xiyuan, Counsel General of the Chinese Consulate General in Mumbai, met with the delegation and attended the talks together with counsels Li Fanghui and Yangyong. Minister Liu Jinsong, Minister Counselor Cheng Guangzhong, Counselors Wen Jun and Zhang Weixin of China's embassy in India met with the delegation and attended the talks. Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Hong Liang met with the delegation. Zhu Bin of the Chinese embassy’s political section attended the activities in Myanmar.
 

COSC delegation had talks with the Mumbai office of the Observer Research Foundation


COSC delegation had a meeting with ORF in New Delhi


Visiting the Amity University


Talking with leaders of Yangon University


Talking with Chinese businesses in Yangon


Meeting with U Ko Ko Hlaing, the Chief Political Advisor to the Myanmar President