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Suu Kyi in meeting with president

Burma's democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi has said she is pleased about her first meeting with the military-dominated country's new president.

This marks the opposition leader's highest-level contact with the new government since her release from house arrest in November.

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate told reporters she was "happy and satisfied" with the meeting. She spoke after attending a government-sponsored forum in the administrative capital Naypyitaw.

Ms Suu Kyi's government invitation to Naypyitaw has generated guarded optimism that the new nominally civilian government of President Thein Sein is committed to a dialogue with the opposition.

Ms Suu Kyi has repeatedly called for talks since her release from seven years of house arrest.


From Belfast Telegraph