Myanmar/ Burma – Election of the new president – Statement by Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development (March 15, 2016)

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France welcomes the election of the new president of Burma, conducted within the framework of the current constitution, following a democratic election process.

It wishes him every success as he undertakes the exceptionally important duties entrusted to him by the Burmese Parliament.

The election of Htin Kyaw marks the continuation of the country’s transition, after Aung San Suu Kyi and her party, the National League for Democracy, won a landslide victory in the parliamentary elections, symbolizing the Burmese people’s high expectations.

France stands alongside Burma on its path toward democracy, development and national reconciliation.