Myanmar leader congratulates Suu Kyi

2015-11-11 11:37
Aung San Suu Kyi (File: AP)

Aung San Suu Kyi (File: AP)

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Yangon - Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party says Myanmar's president has sent a message promising to "pursue a peaceful transfer" of power following its expected victory in parliamentary elections.

The National League for Democracy says in a statement that it received a message from Information Minister Ye Htut on behalf of President Thein Sein.

In it, the president is quoted as saying: "In accordance with the Union Election Commission's election results announcement, I would like to congratulate you, the NLD, for leading the race for parliamentary seats."

Ye Htut is not immediately available to confirm the report. Calls to his phone went unanswered.

The message also says that the government will pursue a peaceful transfer of power "in accordance with the legislated timeline."

Ye Htut said earlier Wednesday that the government agreed to Suu Kyi's proposal for a meeting to discuss national reconciliation. He said it would take place after the Election Commission has completed its duties.

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