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Senior NLD leaders to meet foreign diplomats


New Delhi (Mizzima) – The Central Executive Committee of Aung San Suu Kyi’s party the National League for Democracy has said that they were sounded out for a meeting by western diplomats, after they met party leader on Friday morning.

Ohn Kyaing, NLD spokesperson said diplomats from United States, United Kingdom and Australia have approached party leaders for a meeting.

“So far, we know that these diplomats are the same diplomats, who met Aung San Suu Kyi this morning. They said they wanted to come and meet the [NLD] CEC members,” Ohn Kyaing said.

While the diplomats did not mention why they wanted to meet CEC mmebers, Ohn Kyaing said, it may be to go over the same topic that they discussed with Aung San Suu Kyi.

However, details of the meeting between the diplomats and detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, is not yet available.

“We are now contacting the CEC members. U Win Tin said he cannot come because of health reasons,” Ohn Kyaing added.

While a few other members including Chairman Aung Shwe and Secretary U Lwin have not yet arrived, members such as Nyunt Wai, Hla Pe, Than Tun, Lun Tin and Khin Maung Swe reached the party headquarters  in Rangoon’s West Shwegondine Street in Bahan township, Ohn Kyaing said.

In late September, Burmese democracy icon Aung San SUu Kyi sent a proposal to junta’s military supremo Snr Gen Than Shwe offering to work together in trying to ease western sanctions. But in order to do so, she asked to meet diplomats of the US, European Union, and Australia.

Following the letter, Aung San Suu Kyi was met twice in the past week by the junta’s Liaison Minister Aung Kyi.


Last Updated ( Friday, 09 October 2009 20:40 )  

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