Moscow welcomes the news about the release from home arrest of the Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Su Kyi in Yangon, said the Foreign Ministry's press and information department on Tuesday. The Ministry is also satisfied with the statement of the Myanmar government, claiming that all citizens of the country will be granted an opportunity to participate freely in the country's political life. "This positive development of the internal political process in Myanmar is the result of an ongoing dialogue between the authorities and political opposition, as well as constructive international assistance, rendered, first of all, by the UN Secretary General's special representative for Myanmar, Razali Ismail, and the ASEAN countries," said a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry. Determination, confirmed by the Myanmar government, to continue cooperation with all countries against terrorism and drugs smuggling is also of vital importance in the regional context, said the spokesman. Moreover, Moscow hopes that the steps taken by the Yangon authorities "will be duly appreciated by the international community, including those most critical of the current Myanmar regime, which, in our opinion, would contribute to this country's further progress towards democratic reforms.
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