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PM, Suu Kyi discuss democratic reforms in Myanmar
New Delhi: Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, during which they discussed a variety of issues, including the national reconciliation process underway in Myanmar and the process of democratisation in this context. According to official sources, the Prime Minister told Ms. Suu Kyi that “Our good wishes are with you as indeed with your struggle for democracy. We admire you for the indomitable courage you have shown” during the meeting, which lasted for about half-an-hour. “The two discussed a variety of issues including the national reconciliation process underway in Myanmar and the process of democratisation in this context. The Prime Minister welcomed the progress made by Daw Suu Kyi and President Thien Sien,” the sources said. The two leaders also agreed that people-to-people relations were important apart from holding discussions about greater cooperation between the Parliaments and judiciaries of the two countries. The Prime Minister expressed his happiness to receive Ms. Suu Kyi in New Delhi and thanked her for accepting the invitation to deliver the Jawaharlal Nehru lecture. She was invited by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi. Suu Kyi is in India after a gap of nearly four decades as part of New Delhi’s ongoing engagement with democratic and multi-party polity in Myanmar.
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