Myanmar gov’t pledges to cooperate for stability, peace in post-election period

YANGON, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) — Myanmar’s government pledged on Wednesday to work in cooperation with all sides to enable stability and peace in the post-election period, according to an announcement of the President’s Office.

In a statement issued hours after opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi urged for dialogue with three key ruling figures including President U Thein Sein, Parliament Speaker U Shwe Mann and Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Services Senior-General Min Aung Hlaing, the President’s Office said the government will respect the choice and decision of the people and will carry out transfer of power calmly and peacefully.

With regard to Suu Kyi’s call for the prompt dialogue with the three figures, the Office said mutual coordination and discussion will be made after the complete release of the election result by the Union Election Commission (UEC).

U Thein Sein also extended his congratulation to Suu Kyi and her party on taking the lead with election results of Sunday’s general election with a majority of the parliamentary seats having been taken by NLD so far, it added.

The statement thanked all stakeholders for participation in the election and making it a success, praising and honoring Suu Kyi for her efficiency in winning people’s support of her party.

Suu Kyi proposed to hold the talks with the three figures on the basis of national reconciliation and the talks are aimed at calmly and peacefully realizing the desire of the people expressed through Sunday’s general election.

In response to Suu Kyi’s call, U Shwe Mann has voiced for cooperation in building a politically stable, peaceful, prosperous and developed country.

Response from Min Aung Hlaing is yet to follow.

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