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Aung San Suu Kyi Meets With Myanmar Govt Liaison

Published: Tue 20 Nov 2007 09:19 AM
Burma's Detained Opposition Leader Meets With Government Liaison
Officials in Burma say detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has met with a Burmese government liaison, the latest effort to move forward political reconciliation in the military-ruled country.
Officials say Aung San Suu Kyi was taken from her home Monday, to a state guest house where she met with Aung Kyi, a senior member of Burma's military-led government who has been appointed as a go-between with the opposition.
The two met for about an hour.
The meeting was their third since Aung Kyi was appointed and comes as regional leaders prepared to confront Burma over its bloody crackdown on pro-democracy and anti-government protests in September.
World powers have been urging Burma to release all political prisoners and open a dialogue with opposition leaders.
Aung San Suu Kyi has spent 12 of the last 18 years under some form of detention.
Her National League for Democracy won elections in 1990, but Burma's government has refused to recognize the results and has prevented the party from taking office.
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