China to play constructive role on Myanmar issue

November 14th, 2007 - 5:40 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Nov.14 (ANI): China has said that it will continue to play a constructive role on the Myanmar issue.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao was quoted by the official Xinhua news agency as saying that China always supported the mediation efforts by UN Secretary General Ban ki Moon and his special envoy Ibrahim Gambari, and would sincerely like to see a peaceful, stable, democratic and developing Myanmar.
Liu said it should be clearly understood that the Myanmar issue was very complicated and could not be thoroughly resolved through one or two rounds of mediation.
On the upcoming 11th meeting among leaders from the ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations), China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Liu said China would respect the views of related countries on whether to discuss the Myanmar issue at the meeting, stressing that the issue was essentially the internal affairs of Myanmar itself.
Myanmar’s peace, stability, democracy, development and progress was in accord with the interests of China, the region at large, and in particular, those of the ASEAN countries, Liu said. (ANI)

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