July 04, 2017

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President, Commander-in-Chief to meet with NLD leader

President U Thein Sein promises a peaceful transfer of power.  Photo: MNA
President U Thein Sein promises a peaceful transfer of power. Photo: MNA

PRESIDENT U Thein Sein and Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing will hold talks with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the National League for Democracy Party, after the electoral process of the Union Election Commission has concluded.
In statements released by the President’s Office and the Commander-in-Chief’s Office yesterday in response to a request by the NLD leader to hold talks on national reconciliation, they said they will coordinate with the NLD to hold the talks when the electoral process is complete and will cooperate with the party for the stability of the country in 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, with the NLD enjoying a landslide victory at the polls.
The commander-in-chief congratulated the families of the Tatmadaw and the entire Myanmar people for their voting discipline in this historic general election.
In the statement of the President’s Office, the president promised a peaceful transfer of power within a set time frame and said he would respect the election results, which reflect the will of the people.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi sent separate letters to President U Thein Sein, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Service Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and Pyithu  Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann yesterday, requesting a meeting next week to address national reconciliation.
In her letters, she stressed the importance of the peaceful implementation of the desires of the people, which has been demonstrated in the election results.
Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said yesterday at a meeting of the Tatmadaw’s leading organising committee in Nay Pyi Taw that the army would assist in strengthening the country’s multi-party democratic system, according to a report from the army’s Myawady News Agency.—GNLM


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