Burma Govt Could Win Nobel, Says Laureate

Finnish Nobel Peace Prize laureate Martti Ahtisaari said Burma’s government stands a chance of winning the world’s most prestigious prize if it can successfully carry out it democratic reforms. Ahtisaari made the remark after meeting in Helsinki with Burmese President Thein Sein, who is currently on a five-nation, 12-day tour of Europe. Finnish President Sauli Niinistö also announced a 6.5 million-euro (US $8.4 million) aid package for Burma during the visit. “Finland is willing to reach out” to Burma, Niinistoe said at a joint press conference with the former general.


One Response to Burma Govt Could Win Nobel, Says Laureate

  1. I quite agree that the Myammar government, including the opposition parties,receive the prize. I don’t think Thein Sein has been given enough credit for the reforms undertaken. Having just come back from a visit to the country, it seems to me that much of the atmosphere now is positive and with work in the two restive regions and with continued reform, life is looking up there.

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