China donates USD 0.5m for peace process
December 17, 2017
The People’s Republic of China donated USD 500,000 to National Reconciliation and Peace Center yesterday afternoon in Nay Pyi Taw.
Speaking at the ceremony at the center, Mr. Sun Guoxiang, Special Envoy of Asian Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China said, “China supports Myanmar’s peace process and will provide up to USD 3 million for it.
The country will donate USD 1 million next year.
Although the amount is not large, the donation reflects China’s goodwill towards Myanmar as the two are friendly countries. China will provide more assistance for Myanmar.”
Mr. Sun presented the cash donation to Vice-Chair of the Center and Chair of the Peace Commission Dr Tin Myo Win who in return handed over the certificate of honour.
Dr Tin Myo Win said, “Peace is what the entire Myanmar wants. We are trying our best to end the problem that started in 1948.
The President, the State Counsellor and the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services pointed out peace as the core part of the country.
China’s assignment of a friend of Myanmar as the special envoy is an encouraging sign for the peace process. China’s donation for peace is a symbol of friendship.
The Government, the Parliament, the Tatmadaw and all the ethnic groups want peace.
Myanmar hopes more peace aid from China. Also present were Deputy Minister U Khin Maung Tin, Director-General U Zaw Htay and officials and officials of Asian Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China.