Friday, November 16, 2007

Myanmar Promises 'Positive, Pragmatic Measures,' China Says

Source: Earth Times

Myanmar's ruling junta has promised a Chinese envoy that it will take "positive and pragmatic measures" to speed up its "road map" towards democratic reform, state media said on Friday. Myanmar's top military leader, Senior General Than Shwe, and other officials briefed China's special envoy, Vice Foreign Minister Wang Yi, the government's official Xinhua news agency reported from Yangon.

"The Myanmar side briefed the special envoy on its domestic situation and reaffirmed that they will, according to the will of the Myanmar people as a whole, take positive and pragmatic measures to accelerate the seven-step road map," the agency said.

The Myanmar leaders also "assured the Chinese side that they will continue to make every effort for the maintenance of stability, economic development, advancement of democracy and the improvement of the people's livelihood", it said.

Wang met Than Shwe in the new capital of Nay Pyi Taw on Thursday.

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