UK statement on Burma

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The UK Government has welcomed the meeting between Aung San Suu Kyi and President Thein Sein on 19 August.

A Foreign Office spokesperson said that comments today by Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy that she was satisfied with the meeting are encouraging:

“However, the international community is watching closely for tangible outcomes from this dialogue, such as the release of political prisoners and genuine efforts towards national reconciliation.”