Myanmar: India congratulates Suu Kyi on win

With the bypoll results in Myanmar indicating a landslide win for pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: April 4, 2012 2:45:46 am

With the bypoll results in Myanmar indicating a landslide win for pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD),India on Tuesday welcomed the successful conduct of the bypolls and congratulated Suu Kyi for the victory.

New Delhi described the polls as a “major milestone” in Myanmar and said it would be committed to all possible assistance towards “strengthening of democracy” in the country. “As a close and friendly neighbour,India remains committed to extending all possible assistance and support to the process of national reconciliation and the further strengthening of democracy in Myanmar,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said.

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