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Secretary-1 of the State Peace and Development Council Lt-Gen. Thein Sein holds the ceremony of disaster-relief donation of the Chinese Ministry of National Defense
2005/01/28

On behalf of the Ministry of National Defense of the People's Republic of China, Ambassador Li Jinjun donated US$100,000 to the Ministry of Defense of the Union of Myanmar for earthquake and tsunami disaster relief and reconstruction on the afternoon of 27 January 2005. Secretary-1 of the State Peace and Development Council Adjutant-General Lt-Gen. Thein Sein held the donation ceremony at the Zeyathiri Beikman Hall of the Ministry of Defense and accepted the donation on behalf of the Myanmar Ministry of Defense. Ambassador Li Jinjun extended the sympathy of the Chinese government, armed forces and people towards the people in the affected areas to the Myanmar government and people and also the wish to the Myanmar government and people to conquer the disaster and rebuild homes soon. Lt-Gen. Thein Sein, on behalf of the Myanmar government and Tatmadaw, expressed heartfelt thanks to the Chinese side for the great help and support in disaster relief, especially to the selfless aid from the Chinese armed forces, and introduced the impact of the disaster. Lt-Gen. Thein Sein indicated that previous donations from the Chinese side have been already put into use in the disaster relief and rebuilding programs in Tanintharyi Division and other seriously affected areas and the Myanmar side planned to use the donation of the Chinese Ministry of National Defense in the disaster relief programs in Tanintharyi Division, Rakhine State, Irrawaddy Delta, Ko Ko island and Nansan area in Shan State. Lt-Gen. Thein Sein said the great aide and support from the Chinese side contributed a lot to the disaster relief and reconstruction and the Myanmar government and people deeply felt the love and friendship of the Chinese government and people as a friendly neighbor. At present of the donation ceremony were Yangon Command Commander Maj-Gen. Myint Swe, Minister for Foreign Affairs U Nyan Win, Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Maj-Gen Sein Htwa, Vice-Adjutant General Hla Shwe, Chinese Defense Attaché Senior Colonel Ma Shoudong and Embassy officials.

Ambassador Li Jinjun and Defense Attaché Sr. Col. Ma Shoudong hand the donation to the Myanmar side

S-1 Lt.Gen. Thein Sein receives Ambassador Li Jinjun and party

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