Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Sarkozy Urges Chinese President to Put Pressure on Burma

Source: The Irrawaddy

French President Nicolas Sarkozy raised the Burma issue in China during a meeting on Monday with his counterpart, President Hu Jintao.

His gesture was welcomed by Burmese observers as a positive change in French foreign policy on Burma.

Sarkozy said after the meeting that he had urged Hu to “engage vigorously” in finding a solution to the crisis in neighboring Burma, where the ruling junta violently suppressed pro-democracy protests in September.

“If there is a country that can change” things on the ground in Myanmar [Burma], “it’s obviously China,” said Sarkozy, according to The Associated Press.

For the full report, please follow this link: http://www.irrawaddy.org/article.php?art_id=9420

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