China urges Myanmar to implement ASEAN consensus

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has urged Myanmar to implement the "Five-Point Consensus" agreed to by the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to help stabilize the situation.

Wang made the request on Tuesday to Wunna Maung Lwin, who was appointed as Myanmar's foreign minister by the military after the coup. The two met in the Chinese city of Chongqing.

The consensus includes a call for immediate cessation of violence and sending a special envoy from ASEAN to facilitate mediation of the dialogue process.

The meeting came one day after Wang held talks with his counterparts from ASEAN who called for China's support to implement the consensus.

Myanmar's state-run television reported that Beijing promised that it will continue joint projects.

The media also reported that China supports the improvement of the situation based on the Five-Point Consensus and the principle of non-interference in domestic affairs.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry announced that Wang urged all parties in Myanmar to implement the consensus, to eliminate all kinds of violence and restart the process of democratic transformation.

The ministry also quoted Wang as saying that China's friendly policy toward Myanmar is directed at all people in the country.