Chairman of Causeway Institute meets Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma

The Chairman of the Causeway Institute, Rt Hon Jeffrey Donaldson MP, has met with the Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma.

CIPCR Chairman meeting Aung San Suu Kyi, main opposition leader in Burma

The two-hour meeting was focused on the Northern Ireland peace process and how elements of it might form the basis of a peace process structure in Burma.  The meeting took place as part of a 5 day visit to Burma to meet government Ministers and officials, members of opposition parties and representatives of various ethnic groups. The Chairman also met the Deputy Speaker of the Parliament and the Vice President.  The visit has been organised with Inter Mediate, through Jonathan Powell, former chief of staff to Tony Blair and a key player in the Northern Ireland peace process.

In subsequent discussions with the UK Ambassador to Burma, Andrew Heyn, it was clear that there is enthusiasm for sharing lessons from the Northern Ireland peace process with all groups in Burma in order to assist their transition to a more open, democratic society.

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