28 Dec '11, 3pm

Indonesian foreign minister meets Suu Kyi in Myanmar

Indonesian foreign minister meets Suu Kyi in Myanmar

YANGON - Indonesia's foreign minister said on Wednesday that Myanmar was ending 2011 with "less democratic deficit" but cautioned there was more work to be done after meeting with democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi. Marty Natalegawa, whose country held the rotating chair of the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) this year, expressed "strong support" for Myanmar's recent reformist moves during a one-day visit to Yangon. "2011 has been a very, very important year for Myanmar and therefore, as a result, a very important year for ASEAN," Natalegawa told reporters after holding talks with Suu Kyi and attending a bilateral meeting with his Myanmar counterpart. "I think there is less democratic deficit at the end of 2011 but it's still a work in progress. It is not a done thing," he said. Natalegawa, who last visited the army-dominated country in October, prais...

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