Hillary Clinton and Aung San Suu Kyi
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'Suu Kyi key to US-Burma ties'

Aung San Suu Kyi has said she is hopeful that Burma can get onto "the road to democracy", after a second meeting with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The opposition leader held a morning of talks with Mrs Clinton, the most senior US official to visit Burma in 50 years, at her Rangoon home on Friday.

The women had already met for dinner on Thursday. Earlier Mrs Clinton visited the capital Nay Pyi Taw for talks with President Thein Sein.

The BBC's Kim Ghattas said that these were "extraordinary days for Burma" and that Aung San Suu Kyi's influence could not be overestimated as Burma and the US look to improve ties.

  • 02 Dec 2011
  • From the section Asia
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