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Suu Kyi meets with official

October 04, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Detained Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was escorted into surprise talks with a government official, a week after writing a letter to the military leader proposing a new era of cooperation.

The unannounced meeting between Suu Kyi and Relations Minister Aung Kyi lasted 45 minutes and took place at a government guesthouse near her lakeside home in Yangon.

Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, was driven to the meeting in a police motorcade, officials said. Details of the talks were not immediately known.

The meeting came a week after Suu Kyi sent a letter to Senior Gen. Than Shwe, leader of the military regime, in which she said she was willing to cooperate with the government in getting international sanctions lifted, and proposed that she meet with Western diplomats.

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