Italian PM sends congratulations to NLD leader


Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Photo: EPA

The Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has sent a letter of congratulations to opposition Daw Aung San Suu Kyi over her National League for Democracy win in the November 8 elections.

In the letter he said the following:

“I would like to convey to You my sincerest congratulations for the extraordinary success of the National League for Democracy on the occasion of the historic general elections of November 8th.

“The holding of competitive and peaceful elections represents a milestone on Your Country's path towards democracy and I am confident that Your Party, supported by such a wide electoral consensus, will be able to lead Burmese people on the way towards progress in a spirit of unity and national reconciliation.

“Italy has been encouraging the democratic process in Myanmar since its beginning and stands ready to continue supporting the path of development and reforms in the spirit of close friendship shared by our Peoples.

“Looking forward to meeting You, I take this opportunity to express my warmest regards,” PM Renzi writes.

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