Burma's military government says it appreciates and respects the views of U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, who this week urged the release of democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest.
The statement from the government Thursday said it welcomes constructive remarks and suggestions and will take them into consideration.
Mr. Annan said Tuesday that the military's plans for democracy in Burma will fail without input from the Nobel laureate and her opposition National League for Democracy.
The statement came after Burma's military-run court system turned down the first legal bid to have Aung San Suu Kyi released after more than a year of detention.
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