First dialogue between Myanmar new gov't and Aung San Suu Kyi paves way for future co-op

13:25, July 26, 2011      

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By Feng Yingqiu

At the invitation of the Myanmar new government, noted political figure Aung San Suu Kyi met with Union Minister of Labor U Aung Kyi at the Sein Lei Kan Tha State Guest House in Yangon Monday, representing the first dialogue between the two sides after the new government came into being.

After the meeting, U Aung Kyi and Aung San Suu Kyi issued a joint press release, saying that the two sides are optimistic about and satisfied with the dialogue.

They held talks about opportunities for both sides to work together for the well being of the public, the statement said.

The statement disclosed that their discussions included matters for the rule of law, elimination of disagreement and serving national interest.

The pair agreed that they will meet again at a mutually convenient time, the statement added.

U Aung Kyi further told the press that the present meeting will produce better result as compared with the last nine occasions which produced results to some extent, adding that the two sides agreed to keep holding talks and describing the present meeting as the first step to working together in the future.

Aung San Suu Kyi maintained that she was in favor of beneficial results to the country. "Whatever acts we do, whatever talks we hold, and whoever we work with, our goal is to serve the interest of the nation and the people. This is what we hope," she spoke to the press when interviewed and was published by the state and local media.

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