President, C-in-C to meet Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday
FOLLOWING Myanmar’s historic elections, President U Thein Sein and Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing will meet with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the National League for Democracy, which dominated the elections in a landslide, on Wednesday. The two incumbent leaders will meet Suu Kyi separately.
“In response to a request by the chairperson of the National League for Democracy Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to meet with the President, arrangements have been made for the meeting at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw on the morning of 2 December 2015,” announced the president’s office Facebook page.
Meanwhile, the Tatmadaw’s information team released a statement on Monday confirming the meeting between the Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
The statement said arrangements have been made to hold a meeting with the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the chairperson of the National League for Democracy, on the afternoon of 2 December at the commander-in-chief’s office, as she requested on 10 November.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi sent separate letters to President
U Thein Sein, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann on 10 November, requesting meetings with each of them within a week to address national reconciliation. In her letters, she stressed the importance of the peaceful implementation of the desires of the people as expressed by the election results.
President U Thein Sein and Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing replied that they would hold talks with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi when the electoral process of the Union Election Commission had concluded and would cooperate with the NLD to ensure the stability of the country in the post-election period. The president and the commander-in-chief also congratulated the National League for Democracy for its leading position in the 2015 election results. The NLD enjoyed a projected landslide victory at the polls.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and parliamentary speaker Thura U Shwe Mann held talks on 19 November, focusing national reconciliation, peace and the smooth running of parliament during the country’s political transition.—GNLM