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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang's Remarks on Fighting Between Ethnic Armed Groups and Government Forces in Northern Myanmar

2016-11-20

Q: Ethnic armed groups and government forces of Myanmar exchanged fire on November 20 in Kyuhkok on the Myanmar side of the China-Myanmar border. What is your comment on that?

A: The Chinese side attaches great importance to peace and tranquility of the China-Myanmar border area and is deeply concerned about the exchange of fire on the Myanmar side of the border. It is hoped that relevant parties will exercise restraint, halt military operations so as to avoid escalation of the conflicts. The Chinese side calls on relevant parties to stick to dialogue and consultation and make concrete efforts to safeguard the peace process in Myanmar.

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