BEIJING, Sept 29, 2007 (AFP) - China's Premier Wen Jiabao has urged Myanmar to seek stability in a peaceful manner and work towards democracy and development, the government said Saturday.
Wen made the remark, the first high-profile Chinese call for a solution by peaceful means, while discussing the Myanmar situation with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, China's foreign ministry said in a statement.
"China hopes that all parties concerned in Myanmar show restraint, resume stability through peaceful means as soon as possible, promote domestic reconciliation and achieve democracy and development," Wen said.
"The international community needs to offer constructive assistance for the final settlement of the Myanmar problem," he said, adding China would continue to work with the interntional community towards a resolution.
The Myanmar junta's crackdown on the biggest wave of public dissent in nearly 20 years has left at least 13 people dead, hundreds more jailed and sparked international outrage.