Aung San Suu Kyi called for aid and investments to her country at the just concluded annual International Labor Organization conference, just days after advising the international community to temper optimism in re-engaging with Myanmar.
Suu Kyi made the appeal in a speech she delivered on the last day of the forum, which ran May 30 to June 14. The lawmaker asked donors to provide aid that will foster “democracy-friendly development growth” in the country.
Further, foreign direct investments and vocational training that will create jobs are “imperative” to safeguard Myanmar’s future. More than being jobless, “hopelessness” is driving the country’s unemployed youth to lose confidence in the country, Suu Kyi said.
Suu Kyi is now in Europe where she is set to receive her 1991 Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday, June 16.
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