U.S. Senior State Department Official today announced that Burmese government expects Aung San Suu Kyi will run for parliament in the bi-elections.
“With regard to the political opening, Burmese President Thein Sein made note of the fact that Aung San Suu Kyi is now registering her party, and the government’s expectation that she will run for the parliament in the bi-elections.” – U.S. Senior State Department Official
U.S. Senior State Department Official also reported that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Burma’s President Thein Sein discussed about Burmese government’s efforts and aspirations with regard to national reconciliation.
U.S. Senior State Department Official also cited that Burmese President Thein Sein that his administration is conducting a dialogue with 10 different ethnic groups, that their goal was a ceasefire, economic empowerment and growth in these areas.
U.S. Senior State Department Official cited that Burmese President Thein Sein also made mention of the recent release of political prisoners and said that the government considers the prisoner release part of the effort of having an inclusive political process. The Burmese government started legal process in place to consider more releases, and that they are looking at that now.
“But the implication was very much in line with what Aung San Suu Kyi herself has said, that you can’t have these people participate in the political process if there aren’t more releases.” -U.S. Senior State Department Official