Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Burma Democracy Leader Aung San Suu Kyi Meets Government Official

Burma's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has met with an official of the new government, the first such meeting since her release from house arrest. The meeting raises hopes for a regular dialogue between her and the military-dominated government. But, there is skepticism that the talks will lead to genuine reforms. 

Burma's Labor and Social Welfare Minister Aung Kyi says he and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi talked about the rule of law and cooperating in the interests of the country and people. Reading a statement to journalists after their meeting Monday, he said they both viewed the discussion positively and that they would meet again. 

It was the first time a government official met with the Aung San Suu Kyi since she was released from house arrest after last year's election.

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