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Myanmar new government meets Aung San Suu Kyi

07-25-2011 15:28 BJT

YANGON, July 25 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar Union Minister of Labor U Aung Kyi met with noted political figure Aung San Suu Kyi at the Sein Lei Kan Tha State Guest House here Monday, signifying the first dialogue between the new government and Aung San Suu Kyi.

U Aung Kyi, also minister of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, was former Liaison Minister in charge of then military government's relations with Aung San Suu Kyi and they had met for nine occasions during the period of the previous military government.

The discussions between them took place six days after Aung San Suu Kyi attended the annual 64th state-sponsored ceremony in Yangon last Tuesday, Myanmar Martyrs' Day, commemorating fallen national heroes including her late father General Aung San in historical fight for independence.

Aung San Suu Kyi, 66, was last released from house restriction on Nov. 13, 2010, six days after Myanmar held a multi-party general election.

Suu Kyi made her first visit outside Yangon to the ancient city of Bagan earlier this month after a new government was established on March 30.

Her National League for Democracy (NLD) rejected to re-register as a political party for entering the last November general election and according to the party registration law, the NLD lost legal stand as a political party.

The NLD, along with four other old political parties, was subsequently disbanded by the Union Election Commission in September 2010 following the NLD's rejection for the re-registration.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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