Burma's opposition National League for Democracy says it will recognize the government of Burma's military junta if it convenes parliament by May 27th.
May 27th is the anniversary of Burma's 1990 elections in which the NLD won a majority of the seats in parliament, but was not allowed to take leadership of the government.
The NLD said that for Burma to solve its current social and economic problems, it must obtain international aid. For that to happen, Burma must have a legitimate government, which means a freely elected parliament that includes the NLD
representatives elected in 1990.
Thursday's statement is a follow-up to one issued in February which also offered recognition of the military government in return for a meeting of parliament. This time, however, the NLD dropped a number of political demands.