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Myanmar new government meets Aung San Suu Kyi

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Noted political figure Aung San Suu Kyi (L) and Myanmar Union Minister of Labor U Aung Kyi (R) come to speak to the media after they met for talks in Yangon on July 25, 2011. The meeting between U Aung Kyi and Aung San Suu Kyi, which signified the first dialogue between the new government and Aung San Suu Kyi, lasted for over an hour. U Aung Kyi told a press briefing shortly after the meeting that the three points discussed are law enforcement, cooperation in eradication of disunity and working for the interest of the people. (Xinhua/ Ding Lingling)

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 and discussed three issues.

U Aung Kyi told a press briefing shortly after the meeting that the three points discussed are law enforcement, cooperation in eradication of disunity and working for the interest of the people.

He expressed satisfaction over the positive meeting that was held as the first step, saying that more series of discussions will follow in the near future.

Aung San Suu Kyi, when asked, said whoever she meets and whatever done by the government, as long as it benefits the nation, it is up to her expectation.

The meeting between U Aung Kyi and Aung San Suu Kyi, which signified the first dialogue between the new government and Aung San Suu Kyi, lasted for over an hour.

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 the pair 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.

The state ceremony, which Aung San Suu Kyi attended for the first time after a new government was installed, was followed by a mass march to the Martyrs' Mausoleum, led by her, and the march, which involved about 3,000 people, met with no government intervention.

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 on Nov. 7, 2010.

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: Xiong Tong
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