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Suu Kyi satisfied with meeting with gov’t minister; more to follow

 
New Delhi (Mizzima) – Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi told reporters on Monday that her one-hour meeting with Union level Minister Aung Kyi was constructive and she felt satisfied with the meeting.
 
“Whatever I talk with whoever, I do it for the sake of the people and the country,” Suu Kyi said.

Aung San Suu Kyi and Burmese government Minister Aung Kyi after their 70-minute meeting on Monday.  Both sides expressed satisfaction with the discussions. Photo: Mizzima 
The meeting was held in a state guesthouse at 1 p.m. and lasted about 70 minutes.  National League for Democracy (NLD) spokesman Ohn Kyaing told Mizzima that they had not disclosed the details of the meeting.
 
“Both of them said they were satisfied with the discussions,” he said. “Our party will present our views on Tuesday evening.”

Joint Statement of Aung San Suu Kyi and Aung Kyi
“Holding a dialogue is our long-time policy to solve all problems. Our general-secretary (Suu Kyi) said that we would meet one day or another. It’s good that we can engage in discussions. The meeting is welcome,” Ohn Kyaing said.
 
Aung Kyi is the minister of Labour and also the Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement minister.
 
Minister Aung Kyi said, “For the welfare of the people, we will meet again at a convenient time to discuss cooperation, opportunities, the prevalence of law and order and national reconciliation.”
 
This was the first meeting between Suu Kyi and a top government leader under the new military-dominated government led by President Thein Sein.
 
In October 2007, the former junta Senior-General Than Shwe appointed Aung Kyi as a liaison minister to smooth relations with pro-democracy leader Suu Kyi. He met with Suu Kyi on October 25, November 9 and November 19 in 2007; January 11 and January 30 in 2008; and October 3 and October 7 in 2009.
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