Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she and fellow opposition MPs will take a parliamentary oath despite disputing the wording of it.
Ms Suu Kyi, who was elected to parliament a month ago, said her party was willing to compromise to prevent it complicating political matters.
She and 42 other National League for Democracy MPs will be sworn in to parliament on Wednesday.
In a historic address to Burma’s parliament, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was encouraged by recent reform efforts in the country, but said the process of change was fragile and needed nurturing.
Aung San Suu Kyi, who is due to meet Mr Ban on Tuesday, said her party would “proceed as quickly as possible to become legal members of parliament by swearing the oath”.
The NLD last week said they would not take part in a swearing-in ceremony unless the wording of the oath was changed from “safeguard” to “respect” the constitution.
On Monday she said: “Some people might ask, given that we didn’t accept the wording of ‘safeguard’ in the beginning, why we accept now. The reason we accept it, firstly, is the desire of the people. Our voters voted for us because they want to see us in parliament.”
She added: “We are not giving up, we are just yielding to the aspirations of the people.”