– William Hague, Foreign Secretary
I welcome these remarkable results and the progress they represent.
I congratulate President Thein Sein and encourage him to continue to pursue the path to reform he has set out.
It will be important for his Government to continue to work with Aung San Suu Kyi, the NLD and other democratic forces, to bring about lasting and irreversible reform.
The UK, as the largest bilateral donor of aid to Burma, stands ready to support this process.
Aung San Suu Kyi has hailed her victory for the National League for Democracy Party as a 'triumph of the people' after claiming a landslide victory in a series of by-elections.