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Aung San Su Kyi Met President and Commander-in-Chief

On 2 Dec 2015, Aung San Su Kyi, the leader of National League for Democracy, the majority winner in the last election met President Thein Sein and discussed about “the peaceful transfer power to the next government”. The meeting happened at Presidential office, nearly three weeks after National League for Democracy (NLD) swept the country’s general elections.

According to Ye Htut, the president’s spokesman, who was also present during the 45 minutes meeting, the President and Aung San Su Kyi discussed openly about how to ensure a smooth, peaceful power transfer and to relieve the public’s concerns about the transfer. He added that “President and Aung San Su Kyi agree on the fact that there is a need for a tradition of peaceful power transfer from an elected government to the next elected government”.

Ye Htut stated that “Aung San Su Kyi expressed gratitude toward Thein Sein for the free and fair elections as promised and at the same time, Thein Sein congratulated Aung San Su Kyi on victory in the historic election held on November 8.

Later, Aung San Su Kyi moved on to one-toone talks for the first time with the Myanmar’s Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Aung San Su Kyi Met President and Commander-in-Chief Hlaing at Bayintnaung villa from 2pm to 3 pm. Min Aung Hlaing will remain in control of the country’s powerful military after the transition to a new government.

Both sides agreed to make coordinated and cooperated efforts for national peace and stability, unity and development and the rule of law of the country, in accordance with the people’s wishes.