Chinese State Councilor Tang Jiaxuan met Tuesday with a Burmese government delegation led by acting Prime Minister Lieutenant General Thein Sein.
The Xinhua news agency says Thein Sein briefed Tang on the situation in Burma. The general said Burma wants to intensify cooperation with Beijing and appreciates its support and assistance to Burma's economic development.
According to Xinhua, Tang expressed hope that Burma will maintain stability and economic development, which is in the interest not only of the Burmese people, but also the whole region.
The general is on a five-day visit to China.
He is traveling with Burma's attorney-general and the ministers of foreign affairs, commerce and energy.
During the trip, the delegation is scheduled to visit China's southwestern province of Yunnan, which borders Burma.
Military-run Burma is one of the most isolated governments in the world because of its poor human rights record and reluctance to implement democratic reforms.
The United States and European nations have imposed sanctions on Burma. China is one of the few countries that maintains relations with Burma.