YANGON, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi's upcoming visit to China will further promote Myanmar-China relations, the National League for Democracy (NLD) has said.
Aung San Suu Kyi will pay an official visit to China from Aug. 17 to 21 at the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
Aung San Suu Kyi is the first Myanmar leader to visit China since the Southeast Asian nation's new government was formed in late March.
In an exclusive interview with Xinhua, U Win Htein, member of the NLD Central Executive Committee (CEC), said the objectives of both sides are identical as the principle of Aung San Suu Kyi's foreign policy is that neighboring countries should maintain exchanges closely and friendly.
Aung San Suu Kyi visited China in June 2015 as NLD chairperson and the success of her last visit "has promoted the relations between the two countries and the two parties," according to U Win Htein.
U Win Htein said that prior to Aung San Suu Kyi's second visit to China, a delegation of the Communist Party of China (CPC) just visited Myanmar, which is beneficial to the development of both countries as well as both parties' relations.
"I believe that the bilateral relations would further develop in a better direction," he said, adding that Aung San Suu Kyi's upcoming visit would make more achievements than the previous one.
In Myanmar's general election in November last year, Aung San Suu Kyi-led NLD won an absolute majority of seats in both houses of parliament.
On April 5, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Myanmar, and his visit was the first of a foreign minister to the country after the new government took office.