The Chinese Embassy in Myanmar held a grand reception Saturday evening in Yangon to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year which falls on Feb. 28.
Myanmar's government officials, including union ministers at the State Counselor's office, the Religion and Culture Ministry, and chief minister and parliamentary officials of Yangon region, participated in the party.
Chinese Ambassador Hong Liang expressed his belief that the Year of the Rooster will bring good fortune for China-Myanmar relationship, and bilateral cooperation can benefit peoples of both countries.
Greeting Myanmar people, he encouraged them to find ways for the country's development, promising China's continued support for Myanmar's stability and prosperity.
Union Minister for State Counselor office U Kyaw Tint Swe stressed enhancement of Paukphaw fraternal relations and diplomatic ties between China and Myanmar.
Chinese and Myanmar artists performed cultural and martial arts at the reception.