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Condoleezza Rice Letter to Aung San Suu Kyi

Condoleezza Rice Letter to Aung San Suu Kyi

Press Statement
Adam Ereli, Deputy Spokesman
Washington, DC
June 18, 2005

Text of Letter from Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to Aung San Suu Kyi

Following is the text of a letter from Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to Aung San Suu Kyi on the occasion of her 60th birthday on June 19, 2005.

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Dear Aung San Suu Kyi:

Please accept my warmest wishes to you on your 60th birthday. Your message of non-violence and courageous support for the establishment of democracy in Burma in the face of the junta's brutal repression and your continuing house arrest inspires people around the world.

The American people and I salute you on this special occasion, and reaffirm that the United States stands with you and all others in your struggle to free the Burmese people. We look forward to the day when you can celebrate your birthday in a democratic and free Burma where fundamental human rights are respected.

Sincerely, Condoleezza Rice

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Released on June 18, 2005

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