China hopes for smooth general election in Myanmar


China hopes for a smooth general election for Myanmar in November, Chinese Defence Minister Chang Wanquan said on Monday according to a report by Xinhua on 21 September.

"As a friendly neighbour of Myanmar, China supports Myanmar in pushing forward the domestic political and national reconciliation processes and holding a smooth and timely general election," Chang said.

Chang's comment came during a meeting with Soe Win, deputy commander-in-chief of Myanmar's defence services and commander-in-chief of the army, in Beijing.

During the meeting, Chang also called on both sides to ensure a right direction for military-to-military relations, maintain tranquillity on the border and advance the comprehensive strategic partnership.

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