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Suu Kyi Urges 'Democratic' Investment In Myanmar

Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi shakes hands with French President Francois Hollande as they attend their joint news conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris on June 26.
Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called for investment in her country's struggling economy but warned that it should not come at the expense of democratic reforms.

Suu Kyi's comments came in conjunction with a meeting on June 26 with French President Francois Hollande.

Suu Kyi also said "financial transparency in the extractive industries and, in fact, business in general" were essential to investment.

She said efforts still needed to be made to convince the Myanmar regime of the need for democratic reforms but stressed that President Thein Sein seemed genuine.

Based on reporting by AFP and AP