Chinese Lunar New Year celebrated in Myanmar

Xinhua | Updated: 2023-01-22 19:46
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Myanmar's State Administration Council Chairman Min Aung Hlaing attends a Chinese New Year celebration in Yangon, Myanmar, Jan 21, 2023. [Photo/Xinhua]

YANGON -- Myanmar people and the overseas Chinese community here welcomed the Year of the Rabbit on Saturday, the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year.

Representatives from the two countries including Myanmar's State Administration Council (SAC) Chairman Min Aung Hlaing and Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Chen Hai participated in the celebration.

In his speech at the event, Min Aung Hlaing said that he was very happy to participate in the celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year.

Myanmar and China have the "Paukphaw" (fraternal) friendship, he said.

Myanmar is a true-hearted neighbor for China and the Chinese people, and China is an important neighbor and a comprehensive strategic cooperative partner of Myanmar, he said.

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