Democracy Leader Meets Burma President

Posted August 19th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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A Burmese government official says democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi met Friday with President Thein Sein in the administrative capital Naypyidaw.

It was the first meeting between the Nobel peace laureate and Burma's first civilian president.

Anonymous government officials said the two met at the presidential palace, but did not say what they discussed during the brief talks.

In March, Burma's military regime handed power to a new nominally civilian government led by former general Thein Sein, after nearly half a century of military rule.

Aung San Suu Kyi was released in November from seven years of detention shortly after national elections in which she and her National League for Democracy did not participate.