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Suu Kyi says high-level political talks will be meaningful if they lead to free and fair polls

  • Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to journalists during a press conference at a parliament building Thursday, April 9, 2015 in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Suu Kyi says high-level political talks to be held Friday will be meaningful only if they lead to polls set for later this year being free and fair. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

    Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to journalists during a press conference at a parliament building Thursday, April 9, 2015 in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Suu Kyi says high-level political talks to be held Friday will be meaningful only if they lead to polls set for later this year being free and fair. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)  (The Associated Press)

  • Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to journalists during a press conference at a parliament building Thursday, April 9, 2015 in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Suu Kyi says high-level political talks to be held Friday will be meaningful only if they lead to polls set for later this year being free and fair. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

    Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to journalists during a press conference at a parliament building Thursday, April 9, 2015 in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Suu Kyi says high-level political talks to be held Friday will be meaningful only if they lead to polls set for later this year being free and fair. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)  (The Associated Press)

  • Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, second right, walks as she attends a regular session of the lower house of parliament Thursday, April 9, 2015 in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. During a press conference later in the day, Suu Kyi says high-level political talks to be held Friday will be meaningful only if they lead to polls set for later this year being free and fair. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

    Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, second right, walks as she attends a regular session of the lower house of parliament Thursday, April 9, 2015 in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. During a press conference later in the day, Suu Kyi says high-level political talks to be held Friday will be meaningful only if they lead to polls set for later this year being free and fair. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)  (The Associated Press)

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says high-level political talks to be held Friday will be meaningful only if they lead to polls set for later this year being free and fair.

The six-party meeting of Suu Kyi, President Thein Sein, the army chief, the speakers of the two houses of parliament and a representative of the country's ethnic minorities was called for by lawmakers last year, but the president and the army chief had avoided holding it.

Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy and ethnic minority parties feel that provisions of the constitution and election law put them at a disadvantage ahead of the polls. Under current statutes, Suu Kyi would not be allowed to serve as president.