Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the inauguration of Myanmar’s New Government

March 31, 2011

  1. The new Government, led by President H.E. Mr. Thein Sein, was inaugurated in Myanmar on March 30, 2011 and power was transferred from the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), which has ruled the country since 1988, to the new government.

  2. We expect Myanmar to become more inclusive and democratic country through discussions in its parliament and further positive efforts toward national reconciliation by the Government. We hope that the relationship between Myanmar and international community including Japan will be further strengthened.
    • (* This is a provisional translation. The above date denotes the date of the issue of the original press release in Japanese.)

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