The legalization of the National League for Democracy, announced today by Burma’s official media, is a further step in the right direction.
The approval by the Election Commission of the application for the registration of Aung San Suu Kyi’s party is a further encouraging and significant sign for all those who are working toward achieving democracy in the country.
France encourages the Burmese authorities to continue and to strengthen the process of opening up the country that they have initiated. In this respect, we hope that the parliamentary by-elections will take place swiftly and that they will be truly free and transparent.
The immediate and unconditional release of the political prisoners and prisoners of conscience still being detained is, in this regard, more essential than ever.