Statement by Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Kristian Jensen on Myanmar’s election

Danish Foreign Affairs Minister Kristian Jensen Photo: EPA/JULIEN WARNAND

“I would like to congratulate Aung San Suu Kyi and her party, the National League for Democracy, on what appears to be an impressive election victory. The results of the elections published so far indicate that the people of Myanmar have voted for change. I urge all actors to respect the outcome of the elections even though the process has not been perfect.

I am pleased to note that national elections in Myanmar were peaceful and well-run according to the concurrent assessment of the international election observation missions.

Myanmar is still undergoing a fragile reform and democratisation process with many challenges. It is important to continue the democratisation process to the benefit of all people in the country. And it is also important to improve the human rights situation for the Rohingya population and secure a lasting nationwide peace.

The elections are, however, an important step in the right direction and Denmark looks forward to continuing its support to the democratic and economic development of Myanmar to the benefit of all people in the country.”

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