Myanmar’s sovereignty ought to be revered: Qin Gang

Foreign Minister Qin Gang on Wednesday said China supports Myanmar in finding its own path to development and urges the international community to respect its sovereignty and help it achieve peace and reconciliation.

Qin made the remarks when he met junta chief Min Aung Hlaing in Naypyitaw on Tuesday.

"China supports Myanmar in exploring a development path with Myanmar characteristics that suits to its national conditions," The Foreign Ministry cited him as saying in the talks.

Beijing supported Myanmar in "advancing its political transition process and backs relevant parties … to properly address differences and seek national reconciliation under the constitutional and legal framework", Qin said.

The international community should respect Myanmar's sovereignty and play a constructive role in helping it achieve peace and reconciliation, he added.

On economic development, Qin said the nation would accelerate investment linked to a China-Myanmar Economic Corridor.

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Myanmar broadcaster MRTV said the discussions included increasing border trade and cooperation on energy.

At a meeting with Union Minister for Foreign Affairs Than Swe on Tuesday, Qin said China will implement aid projects in Myanmar to help improve people's livelihood.

He also pointed out both sides should enhance people-to-people exchanges and deepen cultural heritage protection and religious exchanges.

For his part, Than said Myanmar firmly adheres to the one-China policy, and strongly supports China on issues concerning its core interests. (Reuters/Xinhua)

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