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China urges stability in conflict-hit northern Myanmar

Updated: Mar 8,2015 12:05 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China on March 8 urged stability in its border area with Myanmar as well as the northern part of the southeast Asian country which have been hit by conflict recently.

“It serves the common interests of the two nations and two peoples,” Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on the sidelines of the annual parliamentary session.

The minister also reiterated that what happened in northern Myanmar is the internal affair of the country.

“We hope the conflict can be resolved peacefully,” he said.

China, which adheres to the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries, has made it clear that it respects Myanmar’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The relations between China and Myanmar, who share a border line of over 2,000 km, have been upgraded to a comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.

“We are friendly neighbors, sharing not just mountains and rivers, but also weal and woe,” Wang said. “When problems arise in our neighbor’s house, we are following the situation very closely.”

The minister also pledged continued communication and cooperation with Myanmar, to jointly ensure tranquility in the two countries’ border area and safeguard safety of both peoples.

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