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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg met with Aung San Suu Kyi

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The Deputy Prime Minister reaffirmed the UK’s support for Burma.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg met with Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday (24 October) evening on her second visit to the UK since Burma’s reforms began. The Deputy Prime Minister reaffirmed the UK’s support for constitutional reform in Burma and our long-standing support for an open political process in the run up to elections in 2015.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg greets Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

The Deputy Prime Minister acknowledged the other challenges on the road to 2015 including the need to foster ethnic reconciliation and religious tolerance in Burma.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said:

Peace and democracy are vital to Burma’s future and I am, as ever, in awe of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi for her ceaseless determination to make Burmese society fairer.

Her political leadership in reaching a constitutionally sound process for the forthcoming Burmese elections is admirable, and the UK stands ready to support that process where possible.