Hungary Supports Democratic Transition In Myanmar

  • 18 Sep 2013 1:00 AM
Hungary Supports Democratic Transition In Myanmar
It is important that Burma’s democratic transformation is completed successfully, Zsolt Németh, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said after meeting Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel-prize Laureate member of the Burmese opposition September 13, 2013.

State Secretary Németh told a press conference after the meeting that Burma (Myanmar) should see through its constitutional reform, release political prisoners and hold free elections in 2015.

He said it was an honour to receive Suu Kyi in Hungary, whose achievements in international politics were a rare example of the force of non-violence that can be likened to Gandhi or Martin Luther King. Hungary will gladly share its experiences in democratic transition with Myanmar and will set up scholarships for Burmese students to study in Hungary.

Suu Kyi said that the democratic transition is not complete in her country and urged Western democracies to objectively monitor developments in Myanmar. She said the present constitution of Myanmar is not democratic thus democracy is not possible as yet.

Suu Kyi’s two-day visit to Budapest included talks with President János Áder, Minister of Foreign Affairs János Martonyi. She will also held a lecture at Budapest’s Corvinus University.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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