Danish Ambassador Meets Aung San Suu Kyi

The Danish ambassador in Bangkok HE Michael Sternberg on 7 December 2010 met with Burmese opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Mrs. Aung San Suu Kyi according to a statement released by the Embassy of Denmark.
 The opposition leader had only weeks earlier finally been released from the longstanding house arrest which Burma’s military government had kept her under since her party, National League for Democracy (NLD) and its allies, won the previous election twenty years ago.
 According to the statement, the recent elections “were neither free, fair and inclusive, and thus very far from living up to even the most basic democratic standards. (link to Danish opinion on this).
 “During the interview with Mrs. Aung San Suu Kyi the Ambassador handed her a personal letter from Denmark’s foreign minister, Lene Espersen, in which the Foreign Minister both warmly welcomed Aung San Suu Kyi’s long-awaited release, and assures her of the Danish government and the Danish people’s continued support for the Burmese people in its struggle for freedom, democracy, stability and prosperity,” the statement says, adding that “the more than hour-long conversation gave good opportunity for a first discussion of how these common objectives will be best met.”
 Present at the visit to Mrs. Aung San Suu Kyi was also the Embassy’s Deputy Head of Mission, Counsellor Mads Beyer.

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