Beijing: China on Thursday pitched for lifting of sanctions against Myanmar in the aftermath of the by-elections in which opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy swept polls.
"We have taken note of that the United States and the European Union are considering to partly ease their sanctions on Myanmar, and we welcome that," Hong Lei told a media briefing here on Thursday.
"We welcome such statements to partially lift the sanctions and call on all parties concerned to completely lift their sanctions against Myanmar" he said.
He said China hopes that this by-election will be conducive to political reconciliation in Myanmar and boosting stability and development of the country.
He however skirted a question whether China has greeted Suu Kyi whose party has won 44 of the 45 Parliamentary seats.     China which shared a close strategic relationship with the previous Myanmar military junta established contact with Suu Kyi after she was released from a long period of detention.
Write ups in the Chinese official media expressed apprehension that Myanmar may tilt towards US and Western which imposed sanctions demanding the release of Suu Kyi.