Myanmar's USDP chairman prepared for coalition

Myanmar's USDP chairman prepared for coalition
A pedestrian walks past the Sule Pagoda in the evening in Yangon, Myanmar, on June 3, 2013.

The ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) would join hands with any political party in the interests of the people, said its chairman Thura Shwe Mann.

The party held its third central committee meeting at its headquarters on Jan 16.

"For the time being, different opinions and attitudes reflect symbols of democracy in the current democratic reforms," Thura Shwe Mann said.

"We can join hands with any party in the interests of the country and people and we can regard any party as a potential partner. The party's basic principle is cooperation. The government is now trying internal peace as well as political and economic reform.

"Almost all political institutions are seeking to ensure stability, peace and all-round development. The challenges facing us are national reconciliation and constitutional amendments.

"Our party is the one that can improve socioeconomic conditions for the people. It is not only experienced but also well organised. We serve the interests of the country and the people.

"People's decisions are of great importance in a multiparty general election. Only successful candidates have the right to serve the people. We must try to win the support of the people and take their desires into account."

The first central committee meeting was held in 2012 and the second in 2013.


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