Wang Yi Talks about China's Three Expectations for the Settlement of the Myanmar Issue
2022-07-04 11:00

On July 3, 2022 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi exchanged views with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn on the situation in Myanmar in Bagan, Myanmar.

Prak Sokhonn introduced his visit to Myanmar as the Special Envoy of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for Myanmar. Wang Yi appreciated Cambodia's active role in mediating the Myanmar issue since taking over the rotating chair of ASEAN, and mainly expounded on China's three expectations in this regard.

First, China expects to make joint efforts with ASEAN to push Myanmar in pursuit of continuous political reconciliation within the framework of the constitution and laws, and encourage all political parties in Myanmar to prioritize the big picture and the interests of the people, take rational and pragmatic efforts, accommodate and understand each other, and take into account the reasonable demands of all parties, so as to restore stability and achieve peace at an early date.

Second, China expects to make joint efforts with ASEAN to encourage Myanmar to restart the democratic transition process, realize the vision of returning power to the people, and explore a path of political development with Myanmar's characteristics and in line with Myanmar's national conditions.

Third, China expects ASEAN to uphold the "ASEAN way", stay committed to the basic principles and traditions of non-interference in internal affairs and the consensus-based approach, stay focused, remove distractions, engage in patient coordination, constructively implement the "five-point consensus" of ASEAN, and safeguard the overall solidarity and leading role of ASEAN.