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Suu Kyi's Party Calls For Talks With West On Sanctions

The party of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called for talks with the West about possible changes to sanctions against Myanmar.

The Nobel Peace Prize winner's National League for Democracy said in a statement that the release of all political prisoners in Myanmar was "a critical requirement" for an end to the punitive measures.

It called for discussion with the United States, the European Union, and other states "with a view to reaching agreement on when, how and in what circumstances, sanctions might be modified in the interests of democracy, human rights, and a healthy economic environment."

compiled from agency reports