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China confirms its meeting with Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi

12-15-2011 19:17 BJT

BEIJING, Dec.15 (Xinhua) -- China confirmed here on Thursday that its ambassador to Myanmar had met with Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the country's opposition party.

"The Chinese ambassador met with [Aung San Suu Kyi] in response to her repeated requests to have contact with China, and [the ambassador] listened to her views," Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Liu Weimin told a daily press conference.

Liu said China is always committed to developing the China-Myanmar strategic and cooperative partnership and supports the country's efforts to promote economic and social development and national reconciliation.

"Based on the principle of mutual respect and non-interference in each other's internal affairs, China will engage in communication with all sectors of Myanmar society that support the China-Myanmar friendship," Liu said, calling on the two sides to jointly foster bilateral relations and better serve the interests of the two peoples.

Myanmar's main opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Aung San Suu Kyi, was granted re-registration as a legal political party on Dec. 13.

Editor:Zhang Hao |Source: Xinhua

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