China on Tuesday called on relevant parties in Myanmar to
exercise restraint and properly handle the current problems to
avoid complication and escalation of the situation.
"As a neighbor, China is greatly concerned about the situation
in Myanmar," said Li Baodong, China's permanent representative to
the United Nations Office in Geneva.
"We hope Myanmar could commit itself to improving the living
conditions of people, safeguarding the rapprochement among
different ethnic groups so to resume stability as soon as
possible," Li told a special session of the UN Human Rights
Li said China supports UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari's
ongoing mediation efforts in Myanmar and welcomes the Myanmar
government's cooperation with him.
"We hope Gambari's visit will help the international community
understand the Myanmar situation objectively."
Li also called on the 47-state Human Rights Council to
constructively promote the alleviation of the Myanmar situation and
the rapprochement of different ethnic groups in the country.
The Human Rights Council's special session on Myanmar was
requested by the European Union and supported by mainly Western
(Xinhua News Agency October 3, 2007)