Obama warns Myanmar reforms are by `no means complete or irreversible`

US President Barack Obama warned on Friday that Myanmar`s reforms were by "no means complete or irreversible" after talks with democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi at her Yangon home.

AFP| Updated: Nov 14, 2014, 12:47 PM IST

Naypyidaw:

US President Barack Obama warned on Friday that Myanmar`s reforms were by "no means complete or irreversible" after talks with democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi at her Yangon home.

Speaking at a joint press conference with his fellow Nobel laureate, Obama urged "free, fair and inclusive" elections in the former army-run nation, where Suu Kyi and her party are set to contest crucial polls next year.

Opposition leader Suu Kyi, who is currently barred from becoming president by Myanmar`s junta-era constitution, urged a "healthy balance between optimism and pessimism" towards the nation`s stuttering reform process.

The talks took place after Obama met Myanmar`s President Thein Sein in Naypyidaw Thursday and expressed cautious optimism for the political and economic changes under the general-turned-leader`s rule, which began in 2011.