Chinese ambassador urges immediate end of conflicts near China-Myanmar border

Updated 2016-11-23 10:33:39 Xinhua
Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Hong Liang (front) speaks during the inaugural ceremony of the Myanmar Chinese Communication and Cooperation Central Association (MCCCCA) and Chinese Enterprises Chamber in Myanmar (CECM) in Yangon, Myanmar, Nov. 22, 2016.

Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Hong Liang (front) speaks during the inaugural ceremony of the Myanmar Chinese Communication and Cooperation Central Association (MCCCCA) and Chinese Enterprises Chamber in Myanmar (CECM) in Yangon, Myanmar, Nov. 22, 2016.

Chinese Ambassador Hong Liang on Tuesday urged all parties to exercise restraint to immediately end the armed conflicts near the China-Myanmar border.

Hong made the call at an inaugural ceremony of two Chinese non-governmental organizations in Yangon, Myanmar Chinese Communication and Cooperation Central Association (MCCCCA) and Chinese Enterprises Chamber in Myanmar(CECM).

Noting that Myanmar is full of hope and business opportunities currently, Hong called on Chinese businessmen to work for the country's economic and social development as well as enhancement of trade cooperation between China and Myanmar.

MCCCCA would also help push forward the two countries' friendly cooperation, he said, adding that it needs a good environment for such cooperation.

He expressed deep concern over the current outbreak of armed conflicts near China-Myanmar border, calling on all parties to exercise constraint to immediately end the conflicts.

Pledging support of Myanmar's peace process, Hong maintained that peace talks are the only channel to gain national reconciliation and eternal peace.

Chairman of the MCCCCA U Thitsa said the association was formed with the aim of working for the welfare of the people based on friendship of the two countries and development and consolidation of such bilateral relations.

Chairman of CECM Lv Dexing stressed that his organization would push the cooperation between businessmen of the two countries and enhance the friendly relations between the two peoples.

Noting that Myanmar and China are neighboring countries enjoying traditional Paukphaw (fraternal ) friendship, Speaker of the Yangon Region Parliament U Tin Maung Tun called for doing more in economic and social cooperation.

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