|CSW urges British PM to press for peace process and political dialogue with ethnic nationalities|
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|Tuesday, 10 April 2012|
hristian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) today welcomed the announcement that British Prime Minister David Cameron will make a historic visit to Burma later this week, to meet Burma’s President Thein Sein and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.
However, CSW urges the Prime Minister to make the issue of Burma’s ethnic nationalities a priority during his talks with the president, and to press for an end to the conflict, particularly in Kachin State, and for a nationwide, inclusive peace process with all ethnic nationalities, in order to secure a durable political settlement.
The Prime Minister’s visit to Burma is the first by any western head of government in decades. It comes just over a week after Aung San Suu Kyi and her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), won 43 of the 45 parliamentary seats contested in by-elections on 1 April. Aung San Suu Kyi won a landslide victory in her own constituency, Kawhmu, and hailed the results as a “triumph of the people”*, expressing the “hope that this is the beginning of a new era”.
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|Last Updated ( Tuesday, 10 April 2012 )|
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