NLD and UNA reaffirm cooperation

NLD and UNA reaffirm cooperation

In a meeting on Sunday, the National League for Democracy (NLD) and a coalition of ethnic groups under the umbrella United Nationalities Alliance (UNA) restated their commitment to cooperate to facilitate political dialogue and charter reforms, and to work together to ensure free and fair elections in 2015.

Opposition NLD representatives, including chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi, met with their UNA counterparts, led by the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy’s Sai Nyunt Lwin, in Naypyidaw on Sunday. The meeting took place at Suu Kyi’s house, named the Rose Cottage, according to Nan Khin Htwe Myint, an NLD executive member.

The UNA is made up of eight political parties who allied with the NLD in the 1990 general elections.

At a party congress in Rangoon last month, the NLD announced its intention to campaign vigorously for the 2015 general election, while maintaining efforts to enact constitutional reform.

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