China urges Myanmar to resolve issues through negotiation

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at a Tuesday news briefing that China hopes relevant parties in Myanmar will work to negotiate with each other.

Hong made the remarks in response to a question about China’s role regarding dialogue between the Myanmar government and the Kachin Independence Army.

“China has always urged relevant parties in Myanmar to resolve relevant issues through peaceful negotiation and consultation so as to maintain peace and tranquility in the China-Myanmar border area,” Hong said.

The problem of local ethnic armed forces has existed for a long time in Myanmar, and the issue is part of the country’s internal affairs, Hong said.

Xinhua