Kerry hails Myanmar changes after Suu Kyi talks

May 22, 2016 9:19 AM (UTC+8)

 

(From AFP)

US Secretary of State John Kerry Sunday hailed Myanmar’s transition from army rule to a civilian government steered by Aung San Suu Kyi as a “remarkable statement” of support for global democracy.

Myanmar Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during a joint press conference with US Secretary of State John Kerry
Myanmar Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during a joint press conference with US Secretary of State John Kerry

In the first high-level meeting with Suu Kyi and her administration since it took office in March, Kerry told the Nobel laureate her country’s evolution towards democracy after decades under the military served as a beacon of hope.

“Today my message is very, very simple: we strongly support the democratic transition that is taking place here,” he told reporters at a joint press conference with her in the capital Naypyidaw.

Kerry applauded the process as a “remarkable statement to people all over the world”. Read More

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