Myanmar president meets Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar president meets Aung San Suu Kyi

Yangon, March 2  Myanmar President U Thein Sein had a special meeting with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Nay Pyi Taw on Monday, a media report said.

It was the first meeting between the president and the chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in a year since March 9, 2014.

The bilateral meeting focused on the issues of constitution amendment and upcoming general election, Xinhua news agency reported citing an evening news broadcast of state radio and TV.

Myanmar’s parliament, in January, re-proposed to President U Thein Sein to hold six-party talks as soon as possible to work out a framework for constitution amendment.

The parliament’s important motion was put forward on November 25 last year which called for a six-party talks involving the president, the defence chief, Aung San Suu Kyi, both speakers of the lower and upper houses of parliament and one ethnic representative.

The president also met some leaders of the country’s political parties in Nay Pyi Taw on January 12 to seek solutions to domestic political issues.

Meanwhile, before the 2015 general elections planned for November, a nationwide referendum on amendment of the constitution will be held in May.

Before the referendum, the parliament will work out a draft constitution amendment law to implement the nationwide referendum on whether the amendment will be adopted.

In this regard, both houses of parliament had adopted the draft nationwide referendum law during the last session .

Myanmar’s parliament session is under way in Nay Pyi Taw since January 19.


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