Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said that she did not rule out taking a government position if she wins a parliamentary seat in upcoming by-elections.
“It depends on the circumstances and it depends (on) minister of what,” the Nobel laureate replied when asked whether she would accept a government post if offered one.
When a reporter suggested the post of foreign minister, she laughed and replied: “I will have to think very seriously about that.”
The 66-year-old, released from years of house arrest in November 2010 soon after a controversial election won by the military’s political allies, plans to contest the April 1 by-election in a constituency near Yangon.
A nominally civilian government took power in Myanmar last year, ending almost five decades of outright military rule, but its ranks are filled with former generals.
Today, Suu Kyi held talks with visiting French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe, the highest-level French diplomat ever to visit the country also known as Burma.