Obama to meet with Aung San Suu Kyi

AFP , Wednesday 19 Sep 2012

US President Barack Obama set to meet with Myanmar opposition leader at White House; media not allowed to cover meeting

President Barack Obama
US. President Barack Obama (Photo: AP)

President Barack Obama will meet with democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi at the White House Wednesday, his first ever meeting with the Myanmar opposition leader, a US official said.

The official said the private session would be closed to the press.

The Obama administration has taken pains to ensure that the celebration around the Nobel laureate's visit does not detract from the simultaneous trip to the US of Myanmar leader Thein Sein, who has embarked on a reform program.

It will be the first time Obama has personally met the Myanmar democracy figure.

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