Belt and Road Initiative will provide way to peace in Myanmar – Chinese Ambassador

Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Hong Liang. Photo: Hein Htet/EPA

China’s “Belt and Road Initiative” to build highways and bridges across Asia and beyond will provide a way to peace in Myanmar, helping end hostilities between ethnic armed groups and the national military and supporting the country’s economic transition and the stability of border areas, China’s ambassador to Myanmar said Thursday, RFA reported on 5 July 2018.

The Chinese government’s massive undertaking includes the building of new roads, railway lines, and ports in the Pacific and Indian oceans, and the construction of oil and gas pipelines to Russia, Kazakhstan, and Myanmar with the investment in infrastructure projects totalling more than U.S. $1 trillion.

At the request of the Myanmar government, China has been facilitating negotiations between the Northern Alliance and other groups to try to reach a point where they can hold political talks to settle ethnic conflict and civil war, he said.

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