Myanmar's NLD party leader leaves for her first visit to China

Updated: 2015-06-10 10:02


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Myanmar's NLD party leader leaves for her first visit to China

Aung San Suu Kyi, the chairperson of Myanmar’s National League for Democracy, attends the National League for Democracy Party's central comity meeting at a restaurant in Yangon December 13, 2014. [Photo/Agencies]

YANGON - Leader of Myanmar's National League for Democracy (NLD) Aung San Suu Kyi left here on Wednesday for her first visit to China aimed at enhancing mutual understanding and promoting cooperation and friendly relations between the two neighbors.

Suu Kyi, chairperson of the NLD, will be in China for five days until the weekend, said the International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.

"This is an important party-to-party exchange for the CPC. State and Party leaders will meet with the delegation," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei told a press briefing in Beijing, stressing that party-to-party exchange is "an important component" of China-Myanmar relations and China has maintained long-term friendly exchanges with all parties in Myanmar, including the NLD.

Released from the house arrest on Nov 13, 2010, Suu Kyi resumed her political career becoming a parliamentarian by winning a by-election in April 2012.

She became a parliament member to the House of Representatives and Chairperson of the House's Committee for Rule of Law and Tranquillity.

Her NLD party, established in September 1988 after the previous military's take-over of the state power, regained legal party registration on Jan 5, 2012, after the country's 2010 general election.