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Foreign Secretary statement on Burma by-elections

Foreign Secretary William Hague welcomes the results from the elections and the progress they represent.

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Foreign Secretary William Hague said:

“This is a historic result for Burma. We congratulate the people of Burma, and Aung San Suu Kyi for her personal victory which means so much to her people and people around the world, including in Britain.

“I welcome these remarkable results and the progress they represent. I congratulate President Thein Sein and encourage him to continue to pursue the path to reform he has set out. It will be important for his Government to continue to work with Aung San Suu Kyi, the NLD and other democratic forces, to bring about lasting and irreversible reform. The UK, as the largest bilateral donor of aid to Burma, stands ready to support this process.”

Published 2 April 2012