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Suu Kyi meets Myanmar President

world Updated: Aug 20, 2011 01:03 IST
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Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi met president Thein Sein on Friday, a government source said, the first meeting between the two and the latest olive branch from the army-backed regime that came to power this year after five decades of direct military rule.

Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel peace prize-winner who spent 15 years in detention under the former military rulers for campaigning for democracy, flew to the capital, Naypyitaw, to meet Thein Sein, formerly a top general in the military regime.

They met at the presidential palace, a senior official said, giving no details of the nature of the discussion but adding it was only a short meeting.

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