Wednesday, November 21, 2007

India PM Prods Myanmar Over Democracy: official

Source: Agence France-Presse via Google News

India's prime minister on Tuesday prodded Myanmar's junta to cede ground to pro-democracy forces, a government official said.

In a meeting with Myanmar's Prime Minister Thein Sein, Indian premier Manmohan Singh said "the reform process should be broad-based, including pro-democracy leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi and various ethnic nationalities."

He also said democratic reforms in Myanmar "should be carried forward expeditiously," Indian foreign ministry spokesman Navtej Sarna said.

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