In Rangoon, the first formal meeting of the Sino-Burmese Border Commission opened June 27th with the arrival in the Burmese capital of a Chinese Peoples Republic Delegation.
Burmese delegation receiving Chinese delegation at airport.
Two delegations leaving airport.
Ext.. Hall where meeting held.
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Delegates in hall.
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LS Burmese Foreign Minister Sao Hkun Hkio speaking.
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MS Chinese delegation leader Mr. Yao speaks.
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LS Interior of conference hall.
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Background: In Rangoon, the first formal meeting of the Sino-Burmese Border Commission opened June 27th with the arrival in the Burmese capital of a Chinese Peoples Republic Delegation. The delegation, led by Mr. Yao. Chung-Ming, former Chinese Ambassador to Burma, was received at Rangoon's Mingaladon Airport by Brigadier Aung Gyi, leader of the Burmese Delegation.
The Chinese Delegation has come to Rangoon to discuss border issues and finalise demarcation of the Sino-Burmese border.
A border agreement was signed by former Burmese Prime Minister General Ne Win with Communist Chinese Government earlier this year. That agreement provided for the transfer of two disputed villages - one from China to Burma and the other from Burma to China.
Agreements provide for further talks to demarcate the physical boundaries once for all - a task never before attempted.
In his opening speech, Burmese Foreign Minister Sao Hkun Hkio expressed the Burmese Government's hopes that the talks would lead to full agreement between the two countries. On behalf of China, Mr. Yao reciprocated the sentiments.