Myanmar's Suu Kyi Says China To Support Peace Talks

Myanmar's Suu Kyi says China to support peace talks

BEIJING, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 19th Augst,2016) - Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi expects China to support historic peace talks with armed groups near the countries' troubled joint border, she said Friday during a landmark visit.

"We do believe that as a good neighbour China will do everything possible to promote our peace process," Suu Kyi told reporters in Beijing ahead of meeting China's President Xi Jinping. "China, as a neighbour which shares a very important border along which there are many ethnic armed groups, is important in its goodwill," she added. Myanmar will hold a long-planned conference with armed ethnic groups later this month, as Suu Kyi targets peace as a prelude to rebooting the economy after her party won a landslide election victory.