Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met here Wednesday with Thura Shwe Mann, member of the ruling Myanmar State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) and the Myanmar military’s chief of staff.

Shwe Mann was here for a good-will visit to China as guest of Liang Guanglie, chief of general staff of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and also a member of the Central Military Commission.

Before meeting Wen, Shwe Mann held talks with Liang. The two exchanged views on the relations between the two armed forces and other issues of common concern, vowing to strengthen bilateral military ties, according to sources with the Chinese Defense Ministry.

Liang said since the establishment of diplomatic ties, the exchanges and cooperation between China and Myanmar have been continuously strengthened.

He said the Chinese side is ready to further promote the friendly and cooperative ties between the two armed forces and work for the common development of the two nations.

Shwe Mann said Myanmar attaches great importance to the friendly relations between the two armed forces and will make great efforts to promote the friendly cooperation between the two sides.

He added that the Myanmar government will firmly adhere to the one-China policy.