The U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with Khin Aung Myint, the president of Myanmar's Parliament. He addressed the parliament on Monday, welcoming its recent reforms and urged Western power to ease economic sanctions further.
Meanwhile Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says her party agrees to end a boycott of parliament and swear an oath to protect the constitution "as a gesture of respect".The issue has been that The NLD party had wanted to replace the words "safeguard the constitution" with an oath to "respect the constitution" in the oath sworn by new members of parliament and this change is what has delayed its entry into parliament. Speaking in Burmese she said.
OPPOSITION NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR DEMOCRACY (NLD) LEADER, AUNG SAN SUU KYI, SAYING:
"As a gesture of respect we will follow a policy of compromise with different groups, so I'd like to announce that we will proceed as quickly as possible to become legal members of parliament by swearing the oath."
Suu Kyi is due to meet General Ban Ki-Moon tomorrow.