The following are the congratulatory messages from Mr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, and Mr K P Sharma Oli, Prime Minister of Nepal and Mr António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations sent to State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi for the successful General Election held on 8 November 2020.
Mr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of the Federal Republic of Germany
In the parliamentary elections held on 8 November, in circumstances made more challenging by the COVID-19 pandemic, the citizens of your country gave a remarkable demonstration of their desire to continue along the path of democratization, the peace process and national reconciliation.
I would like to congratulate you on these successful and peaceful elections and the renewed victory of your party. You have received a mandate from a large part of the population to take resolute action to tackle the many different challenges which Myanmar faces. As you do so, only the integration of all ethnic groups living in your country and their full participation in public life can bring about greater stability, unity and prosperity in the long term.
I wish you a great deal of strength and confidence for the reforms that are needed to make this possible.
Allow me to assure you that Germany will continue to stand by and support you and your country.
Mr K P Sharma Oli, Prime Minister of Nepal
On behalf of the Government and people of Nepal, as well as on my own, I would like to extend my heartiest congratulations to Your Excellency on the landslide victory of National League for Democracy (NLD) in the Myanmar’s general elections. The result is a testimony of the faith of the people of Myanmar in your able leadership and the popularity of your party among the people.
I am happy to state that Nepal and Myanmar have been enjoying excellent state of bilateral relations based on mutual trust, understanding and cooperation ever since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1960. Cultural similarities, especially the shared values of Buddhism, have brought our two countries and people closer. The Nepali speaking people of Myanmar have served as a strong bridge between our two countries.
I believe that the bonds of friendship and close cultural ties existing between Nepal and Myanmar will be further strengthened in the years to come. I happily recall your Excellency’s successful visit to Nepal in November 2018 which have helped to bring our two countries further closer.
I look forward to working closely with Your Excellency to expand and consolidate our friendship and cooperation for the mutual benefit of our two countries and peoples.
Secretary-General of the United Nations
Secretary-General of the United Nations Mr António Guterres sent a congratulatory message to State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
In his message, the Secretary-General of the United Nations welcomed the peaceful conduct of the general elections, held on 8 November 2020 in Myanmar. The results reflected a continued strong mandate for the State Counsellor and the National League for Democracy. The high voter turnout underlined the trust and hope in her leadership, and Myanmar had a real opportunity to emerge as an inclusive and harmonious democracy that derived strength from its diversity. He also added that he was fully aware of the challenges in pursuing national reforms, and assured the strong support of the United Nations for democracy, rooted in national reconciliation, strong institutions and respect for human rights. Furthermore, he expressed his appreciation for the good cooperation extended to his Special Envoy, and also assured the readiness of the United Nations system in further strengthening the partnership with the Government of Myanmar and in providing support to its people.