Myanmar firmly committed to democratic transition

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Wunna Maung Lwin, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Myanmar

There will be "no turning back" for Myanmar as it continues on the path to democracy, Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin told the UN General Assembly   on Monday.

The Foreign Minister reported on the wide-ranging political and economic reforms his government has been undertaking over the past two-and-a-half years, including releasing thousands of political prisoners.

He said expectations are high, both within the country and abroad.

"For the government and the people of Myanmar, the task is daunting. There are many challenges ahead. We are still in the critical transition period. However, we are resolute to march forward along our chosen path. There will be no turning back, but we will not take anything for granted." (18")

The Foreign Minister said Myanmar will continue to need the support and encouragement of the international community, but ultimately it is the country's people who will shape their own future.

Dianne Penn, United Nations.

Duration:  59″

 

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