China, Myanmar agree to solve suspended dam issue
Updated: 2016-08-18 19:54
China's Premier Li Keqiang and Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi (L) attend a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, August 18, 2016. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
BEIJING - China and Myanmar agreed on Thursday to enhance cooperation between energy departments to find a proper solution for the suspended Myitsone Dam project.
The agreement came during talks between Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, who started a five-day official visit to China on Wednesday.
Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin told reporters after the talks, held at the Great Hall of the People, that Aung San Suu Kyi said Myanmar's new government has decided to set up an investigation committee to find a solution that is in both countries' interests regarding the Myitsone Dam issue.
The Myitsone Dam is jointly funded by China and Myanmar, but was suspended by the Myanmar government in 2011.